S&I Public Health Reporting Initiative- Building the Future of Harmonized Biosurveillance Systems


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) initiated a broad range of national implementation activities. In order to support the critical activities of meaningful use (MU), ONC established the S&I Framework. In the beginning of 2011 the Laboratory Reporting Interface (LRI) Public Health (PH) Work Group (WG) was formed as a subworking group of the S&I Framework LRI activity. This LRI PH WG, besides providing PH required data elements to the LRI, assessed a need for assessment of the broad landscape of public health laboratory data exchange transactions. As a result, this WG recommended to participants and leadership of the ONC S&I that a new initiative, the ONC S&I PHR activity should be established. In July 2011 a team of public health practitioners, (co-authors of this presentation) started working on a charter and use cases for the group.


The objective of this presentation is to evaluate progress on harmonization of public health electronic data exchange through the Public Health Reporting (PH-R) Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework activity.

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December, 2011

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