PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Healthcare (Virtual) Forum - 210519

Healthcare (Virtual) Forum - 210519

"Creating the National Vital Statistics Modernization Community of Practice – A shared space for learning and innovation" presented by Prachi Mehta, Health Scientist (Informatics)

The PMI Atlanta Healthcare Forum has 9 planned sessions throughout 2021. Proposed topics include IT & IT PMO in Healthcare, Healthcare SME/Domain Forums such as Clinical, Laboratory, Research, Tomorrow's Healthcare & Government practices/law, Thought Leadership in Healthcare, and Innovation in Healthcare Technology.


The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) is the oldest and most successful example of inter-governmental data sharing in public health and the shared relationships, standards, and procedures form the mechanism by which NCHS collects and disseminates the Nation's official vital statistics. While timeliness of birth and death data has improved considerably in recent years, delays in reporting remain because of a number of factors including complexities in the data collection process, varying levels of adoption of electronic registration systems, interoperability challenges, and insufficient and inconsistent funding. The NVSS data modernization initiative aims to address these barriers by promoting strategies that strengthen the implementation and use of interoperable systems and processes across the vital records ecosystem.

Given the complexity of the vital records ecosystem comprised of diverse stakeholders from health care and public health, each working on initiatives to foster data modernization, there needs to be a forum where groups could come together and share challenges, strategies, and lessons learned. The NVSS Modernization Community of Practice (COP) was launched in the Fall of 2019 with the intent of creating such a shared space that would promote ongoing connection, learning, and innovation.

There are numerous lessons learned and promising practices that can be gleaned from our initial experience of implementing a national scale community of practice for modernizing a public health data system. This presentation will highlight successful strategies for bringing together diverse stakeholders in a virtual environment, guiding principles to consider when designing a COP, and ensuring participation is sustainable and engaging while promoting leadership from within the community.

Biography  Mehta-Prachi

Prachi Mehta is a Health Scientist (Informatics) and project management professional and passionate about improving public health programs and outcomes using innovative informatics tools, systems, and processes. She has worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for over 20 years supporting numerous health systems strengthening efforts in areas ranging from bioterrorism preparedness, global HIV/AIDS, chronic disease prevention, and nationally notifiable disease surveillance.

In her current position at the National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, Prachi supports the data modernization initiative for the National Vital Statistics System aimed at improving the timeliness and quality of mortality data to inform public health decision making. She has led the formation and ongoing growth of the Vital Statistics Modernization Community of Practice aimed at creating a shared space where diverse stakeholders can come together to discuss common problems and solutions.

Prachi holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s in Public Health from the University at Albany, New York. She earned a Bachelor’s in environmental engineering from India. In her free time, Prachi enjoys yoga/mediation, vegetarian cooking, hiking, and travel.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

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You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10. 

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations. 


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Event Date 05-19-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar

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