Harnessing Data Science Through Healthcare IT Interoperability


The ability to harness data science for use in improving population health and public health surveillance begins with the application of interoperability standards to electronic messaging for data exchange between HIT used by public health authorities (PHAs) and the providers who submit patient data to them. When electronic transmissions between these entities are not based on interoperability standards, the patient data that are exchanged may be incomplete, inaccurate, invalid, and/or untimely. As a result, local PHAs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be unable to fulfill their goals of monitoring public health trends and improving population health.

Objective: To provide tools to generate national and local syndromic surveillance electronic messaging specifications and to test implementations in which the set of requirements have been implemented in order to confirm or refute the conformance to those requirements, thereby promoting healthcare information technology (HIT) interoperability in the public health sector.

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January, 2019

June 18, 2019

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