Managing electronic health surveillance records for DOE and other government agencies

Precise and easily searchable health and medical records data is crucial in the management of a medical screening program as well as during the analysis of occupational-related health issues.

To meet this need, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) works with partners to develop and manage electronic medical recordkeeping for health surveillance programs for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies.  

ORISE’s extensive experience in worker health studies and government data systems puts it in a unique position to provide medical data management, as well as information technology services to government agencies.

ORISE medical data management capabilities also include:

  • Implementation of automated systems. This includes helping agencies understand system requirements, as well as process changes that are needed to meet those requirements.
  • Systems design. Medical data systems are customized and supported by ORISE’s medical, epidemiological and information technology expertise, and the development of national-level partnerships.
  • Security and privacy protection. ORISE has collected, processed and protected privacy act data, protected health information (PHI), and personally identifiable information (PII) without compromise since its inception.

Applying these capabilities, ORISE and its partner Axion Health developed electronic medical recordkeeping software that is utilized in a nationwide medical screening program for former DOE workers. This web-based application provides data management, real-time reporting and integrated decision support for occupational health processes and allows occupational medicine experts to collaborate on difficult cases regardless of the residence of the former employee.