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HealthIT Buzz: ONC and CDC Working Together to Strengthen Public Health Systems, Tools, and Practices that Keep Us Safe

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health staff have worked tirelessly to make sense of the extraordinary volumes of data coming at them at different times and in different ways. Because much of this information is unstructured or non-standardized, epidemiologists, scientists, and others must first bring these data into alignment before the real work can begin. The more differences there are in the data, the more painstaking the is work for people on the frontlines trying to put the pieces together fast.

It is a tremendous burden, and one that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working together to fix…

CDC and ONC are working side-by-side with partners across public health, private industry, philanthropy, and academia to:

  • Ensure that public health professionals have greater awareness of, and a seat at the table, when data and technology standards are being developed and adopted nationwide.
  • Provide public health professionals access to richer and more timely data in ways that put less burden on both data providers and public health agencies.
  • Establish modern, scalable, cloud-based capabilities for public health professionals to analyze, interpret, and act on data more quickly and securely… Read the full article here.
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