The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Environmental Health, Division of Environmental Health Services requested a "version 2" (V2) of the Notifiable Disease and External Cause of Injury Reporting System (NDECI) project. The V2 project targets specific injury or disease categories for tracking and reporting using "passively" exported Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) to National Programs. The application tracks and reports the targeted injury or disease categories via a web-based application that can provide reports by national, area, service unit, facility and community level reports. The application also supports date range selection, a robust security system that allows designated national or area level users provide access to appropriate staff in their respective organizations.
The system tracks data for these five specific categories:
- Asthma - any ICD9 code with the first 3 digits of "493"
- Injury - ICD9-CM Codes E800-E999 with the exception of Suicide related injuries
- Intestinal Disease - ICD9 CM codes 001-009
- Notifiable Disease - any ICD9-CM codes in the following code ranges: 001-139, 460-519, 680-709, V01-V02 and V07-V09
- Vectorborne Disease - ICD9 CM codes 020-027, 060-066 and 080-088
The version 2 NDECI project now uses the newly implemented state-of-the-art National Data Warehouse (NDW) project for all data captured for the NDECI project. In addition to the Patient Care Component (PCC) data exported from RPMS sites to National Programs, the NDW also contains Contract Health Services (CHS) data provided by the IHS Fiscal Intermediary. The V2 NDECI project now includes the CHS data as well as all available PCC data. Additionally, V2 has been expanded to include the Oklahoma and Nashville area (both direct and tribal data). A V3 is on the horizon that will include additional disease categories, report functions and data and reporting capability for all Indian Health Service locations.