Loschen, W., Holtry, R., Hazins, K., and Happel Lewis, S. (2013). Sharing Public Health Information with Non-Public Health Partners. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. 5(1): e47.
The authors provide an overview of ESSENCE and describe how healthcare stakeholders from across the National Capital Region in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia worked together to develop it. This information sharing tool is currently used by public health and non-public health partners (e.g., emergency management, law enforcement, and other first responders).