Building a National Capability to Monitor and Assess Medical Countermeasure Use in Response to Public Health Emergencies
An ad hoc committee will organize a 2-day public workshop in Washington, D.C. Through this workshop, the committee will convene experts representing a selection of government, academia and other researchers, the private sector, and public health and health care stakeholders and organizations currently involved with, or who have an interest in the concept of, building a national capability to monitor and assess public health emergency medical countermeasure (MCM) use after dispensing/administration during public health emergencies. The workshop will focus on the topics of Electronic Health Record (EHR) capabilities, the role of big data (i.e. large, complex, and unstructured datasets often precluded from conventional approaches to analysis that could be used for identifying patterns and associations), clinical trials networks, and concepts of operations for threat response and the utility of each to actively monitor and assess MCM use during actual or potential public health emergency responses.