Communications

Missed Spring 2022 Session 1 Office Hours?

If you missed a Spring 2022 Session 1: March 15th, 2022 RCKMS Office Hours Session, don’t worry! Here is the most recent session recording below! Spring 2022 Session 1: March 15, 2022 The next office hours session will be on Thursday, April 7th 2022, 3:00 PM ET. Check out the office hours schedule for future session dates below. Spring2022_RCKMS_OfficeHoursSchedule   

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New Conditions Available for Authoring and Upcoming Office Hours

On Monday, February 14, 2022, 24 new conditions from the January 2022 Content Release were added to the RCKMS Authoring Tool. Additionally, new versions of 38 previously released conditions were made available for jurisdiction adoption. With this release, there are now 132 conditions (83 nationally notifiable and 49 non-notifiable conditions) available in the tool for jurisdiction use. Please visit the Content Repository to review reporting specification Word documents and guidance documents.  Please see the in-tool release notifications for a summary of in-tool updates. A complete list of conditions available in RCKMS and release notes are available here.   Authoring:   Authoring on the RCKMS production environment for the newly released conditions and new versions of previously released default content is now available.  

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Now Available: RCKMS Training Course!

The Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) Authoring Tool training e-learning course provides foundational knowledge on how to use and navigate the RCKMS Authoring Tool. Visit the CSTE Learn site (learn.cste.org) to get started! Registration on CSTE Learn is required to view the RCKMS trainings!

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Missed an Office Hours Session?

If you missed a Fall 2021 Authoring Support Office Hours Session, don’t worry! We provided the most recent session recordings below! Session 1:  October 28, 2021 Session 2: November 16, 2021 Session 3: December 2, 2021 The next office hours session will be on Tuesday, December 14, 4:00 PM ET. Check out the office hours schedule for future session dates.

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A new version of COVID-19 is available for authoring!

A new version of the COVID-19 reporting specification (11.0 Release 20210721) has been released in the RCKMS Tool. This new version of COVID-19 Reporting Specifications has been updated to align with case ascertainment criteria in the CSTE Position Statement 21-ID-01 titled “Update to the standardized surveillance case definition and national notification for 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”. Will I need to re-publish? Yes. For your convenience, the RCKMS Administrators added version 11.0 into your account and copied over your references for COVID-19.  However, to adopt the new version, you will need to review and publish the new version to Published to Production Status.  Once the new version is published, any previously published versions will automatically change to retired status.  Please visit the COVID-19 guidance

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