Communications

RCKMS Content Release — June 2021

On June 9th, 2021 , The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) announced the sixth release of Reportable Conditions Knowledge Management System (RCKMS) content for electronic case reporting (eCR) of 82 nationally notifiable conditions (NNCs) and 26 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 99 conditions available within the RCKMS Authoring Tool and in July 2021,108 conditions will be available for authoring by jurisdictions after the addition of nine new conditions in this content release (listed below): Work-related

Read More »

New Features on the RCKMS Authoring Interface

The Authoring Interface was updated with the following changes.  Please see the attached PDF file, RCKMS UI Summary of Changes _20210504 (below) for a brief overview with screenshots of the updates.  RCKMS Ticket Submission Link: We made a few tweaks to the UI to make it easier to identify the link for RCKMS ticket submission form.  New User Guide Button: A “User Guide” button will be added to the top navigation pane to make it easier to locate the Jurisdiction User Guide. Version numbers added to the Authoring Status Report The version number for a given condition will be added to the Authoring Status Report Alphabetized Menu for Condition Details Report When selecting a condition for the Conditions Details Report,

Read More »

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) Session 3 (April 15, 2021) The next series of office hours session TBD but will take place following the next content release in summer 2021. The schedule will be shared in advance with RCKMS users around June 2021.

Read More »

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

Read More »

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).

Read More »