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Date:4/3/2009

n using a variety of methods, including news releases targeted to the public and posting letters to physicians. Postal delivery service can delay notification to primary care physicians by 72 to 96 hours a critical time in which the opportunity to better serve patients has been lost.

"One of the best ways to stop disease outbreaks is to rapidly identify and treat the cases," said P. Joseph Gibson, MPH, Ph.D., director of epidemiology, Marion County Health Department.

"So when a public health department detects an outbreak, it is often important to rapidly notify all the doctors in the area, so they may increase their index of suspicion for the illness, and do more testing and treatment."

"Maintaining accurate contact information for doctors in a city the size of Indianapolis can be challenging. That's where the well-established DOCS4DOCS alert system will be advantageous. DOCS4DOCS maintains the system, so the health department is relieved of the effort of trying to keep their contact information up to date," said Gibson.

Home of the Regenstrief Medical Records System, one of the world's oldest electronic medical records systems, the Regenstrief Institute has been capturing and aggregating health-care data from throughout Central Indiana since 1994. Today metropolitan Indianapolis is the most health-care wired city in the nation.

"Our public health broadcast messaging initiative leverages Regenstrief's core standards-based health information exchange infrastructure in novel ways to improve the health of our community. By building on existing proven technology already used for clinical health care, we minimize development costs and rapidly implement technology that delivers real-world value to public health," said Shaun Grannis, M.D., Regenstrief Institute research scientist and Indiana University School of Medicine assistant professor of family medicine.

Last year Regenstrief investigators received a $10 mil
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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
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