- Chair- Craig
- Scribe- Erin
- Possible Project- Discussion of communication of hospital PPE inventory - Walter S. and CDC by Phone. (CDC available 11-11:30)
|5 Min||Introductions and Agenda Review||Craig|
|35 min||Discussion of potential project: PPE inventory communication||Walter Suarez|| |
Joined by phone and representing project team: Megan Casey, Nurse epidemiologist with the CDC's National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, NIOSH
Establish a framework to measure and evaluate PPE supply and demand. Contracted with Vandy to evaluate the demand/supply and develop a surveillance tool on PPE supply, including not only info on supply but demand, including information on infectious disease surveillance. The survey was a big challenge for hospitals however was valuable to evaluate completeness of preparedness efforts. There was a big manual effort and in an emergency they wouldn’t have time to provide this information manually.
Next step of project is focused on interoperability and building a platform to evaluate and manage PPE info. Would need to develop related data standards, not only the specifics of the PPE, but staffing, infectious disease cases… able to calculate burn rate. Platform would have ownership of the data they are putting on platform and then other agencies could access via the platform with agreements as appropriate; possibly in a blinded way, to make comparisons, manage, plan… Other entities might include state and local health depts., stockpile managers, other hospitals.
Would like to develop data standards for:
Sometimes with these sorts of projects, we may start off with a Domain Analysis Model.
May need to consider other relevant standards like X12 for supply chain, materials management.
Assuming this would include disposable and reusable PPE, would this scope include the sterilization status?
Would like to see an example of a DAM, possibility VR.
Erin Holt ID the right point of contact regarding Public Health Emergency Preparedness Programs and provide to NIOSH team regarding PPE inventory communications