DATE:

 

3/24/03

SUBJECT: FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-067

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $45,000 from the Texas Association of Local Health Officials

(TALHO) for the Bioterrorism Consequence Management/Automated Disease Surveillance Pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2003, through August 31, 2003.  

INITIATED BY:                       Staff Source:

Cynthia Collazo                                                             Hector F. Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.                                  

Asst. City Manager                                                        Health Director                                         

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION: On March 3, 2003, Council held public hearing introducing ordinance and instructed staff to proceed with final reading.

BACKGROUND:

 

The intent of the Bioterrorism Consequence Management/Automated Disease Surveillance Pilot Project is to evaluate the ease of implementation and effectiveness of the software for automated disease surveillance, and/or consequence management. 

 

The purpose of the pilot project is to assist physicians and other health care professionals in point-of-care diagnosis and management of patients who are possible or proven victims of biological agents and other infectious diseases; provide platform for syndromic surveillance and reciprocal communications with healthcare agencies, including common lexicon for signs, symptoms, demographics, laboratory and imaging date; provides a common lexicon, platform and connectivity for reciprocal communication among physicians, health departments and other agencies;  automated reporting for Argus1 data to health departments, hospitals and other agencies;  ongoing tracking and data analysis;  compatible with medical records program/hospital systems/syndromic surveillance programs;  National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) complaint.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL:   The City of Laredo will receive $45,000 in funds for the Bioterrorism Consequence Management/Automated Disease Surveillance Pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health Department.  The revenue account is 226-0000-323-4093  and expenditure account is 226-6095.

 

 

                                                          

                                                                                   BUDGET

                                                   

 

 

ORDINANCE   NO. 2003-O-067

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $45,000 from the Texas Association of Local Health Officials for the Bioterrorism Consequence Management/Automated Disease Surveillance Pilot Project of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2003, through August 31, 2003.  

           

            WHEREAS, the  Texas Association of Local Health Officials (TALHO) has contracted with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department, and

 

            WHEREAS, the intent of the Bioterrorism Consequence Management/Automated Disease Surveillance Pilot Project is to evaluate the ease of implementation and effectiveness of the software for automated disease surveillance, and/or consequence management, and

 

                WHEREAS,  the purpose of the pilot project is to assist physicians and other health care professionals in point-of-care diagnosis and management of patients who are possible or proven victims of biological agents and other infectious diseases; provide platform for syndromic surveillance and reciprocal communications with healthcare agencies, including common lexicon for signs, symptoms, demographics, laboratory and imaging date; provides a common lexicon, platform and connectivity for reciprocal communication among physicians, health departments and other agencies;  automated reporting for Argus1 data to health departments, hospitals and other agencies;  ongoing tracking and data analysis;  compatible with medical records program/hospital systems/syndromic surveillance programs;  National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) complaint.

 

 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the contract and accept the grants and their provisions as set forth by the Texas Association of Local Health Officials (TALHO).

                                   

Section 2:        This Memorandum of Agreement is for the purchase of specific software for the Bioterrorism consequence Management/Automated Disease Surveillance Pilot Project.

 

Section 3:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to make transfers within the

budget as allowable under the General Provisions of the existing general            

contract with the Texas Association of Local Health Officials (TALHO).

to meet the necessary costs to accomplish the scope of work for the project.

 

            PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR

 

ON THIS _________________ DAY OF ________________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

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ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

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JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY