Communications

Missed an Office Hours Session?

If you missed a Spring 2021, Authoring Support Office Hours Session, don’t worry! We provided the most recent session recordings below! Session 1 (March 18, 2021) Session 2 (April 1, 2021) The next office hours session will be Thursday, April 13, 2021 at 3:00pm ET

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Authoring, Office Hours & More! (Spring 2021)

Greetings RCKMS Users, The RCKMS Authoring Tool currently has 89 conditions available for authoring for electronic case reporting.  On March 1, 2021, 10 new conditions will be available in the Authoring Tool, and there will be a total of 99 conditions (82 nationally notifiable conditions (NNCs) and 17 non-notifiable conditions) as mentioned in the CSTE RCKMS Content release announcement on January 29, 2021 (See announcement here). Along with the 10 new conditions, the RCKMS team has made version updates to several other conditions in the Authoring Tool. If updates are needed to your jurisdiction-specific reporting rules, you may plan to make any necessary updates beginning March 1, 2021. Authoring:  Authoring on the RCKMS production environment for the newly released conditions

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Introducing the RCKMS Community of Practice!

We are excited to announce the official launch of the RCKMS Community of Practice (CoP) on March 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET with an informational virtual kickoff webinar.   The RCKMS user community now has a central communication platform, supportive of peer-to-peer engagement with a dedicated space to exchange experiences related to RCKMS adoption, the Authoring Tool, and RCKMS content.  Please see the flyer below for more information.  Click here to register for access to the RCKMS CoP and to reserve your spot at the virtual kickoff webinar! Membership to the RCKMS Community of Practice is open to all state and local public health jurisdictions. eCR partners and other interested parties, please contact Shahidah Williams (swilliams@cste.org).

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RCKMS Content Release — January 2021

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) is pleased to announce the fifth release of Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) content for electronic case reporting (eCR) of 82 nationally notifiable conditions (NNCs) and 17 non-notifiable conditions. RCKMS stores comprehensive information on public health reporting requirements and acts as a decision support service (DSS) to determine if a potential case is reportable and to which jurisdiction(s). RCKMS is an integral part of the centralized infrastructure supporting eCR across the country. There are currently 89 conditions available within the RCKMS Authoring Tool and in March 2021, 99 conditions will be available for authoring by jurisdictions after the addition of 10 new conditions in this content release (listed below): Acanthamoeba Disease (excluding

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New Conditions Are Now Available! (Authoring Schedule Included)

The conditions that were announced in the CSTE June 8th Content Release are now available in the RCKMS Tool. With this release, there are now a total of 89 conditions available for authoring in the RCKMS Tool. Click here to review the Content Release materials. We encourage all jurisdictions to review the details of the Content Release for any updates to previously released default criteria that may be of interest to your jurisdiction.  If updates are needed to your jurisdiction-specific reporting rules, you may plan to make any necessary updates during the authoring period. Click here for the suggested authoring schedule including office hour dates, but, feel free to author at your own pace.  Please read the important information provided below:

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