Low-cost Application Platforms (LCAP) are an emerging approach for the development of core public health applications. The post discusses the LCAP software development and what techniques public health can use to develop applications without sacrificing the quality, precision and functionality of complex systems.Read more >
World Health Organization (WHO) released its report on Emerging Technologies and Scientific Innovations: A Global Public Health Perspective for 2023, after consulting with a group of global health experts, providing valuable and comprehensive insights. Read our summary and observations.Read more >
In March 2023 the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) released two environmental scans related to public health data and systems funded by a grant from ONC.
1. Immunization Information Systems and Health Information Exchanges: An Environmental Scan of Factors Influencing Data Sharing and Opportunities to Advance Population Health
2. Legal Landscape of Public Health Data: A Scan of State Laws Governing Public Health Data Reporting, Surveillance, and Sharing
Two new Federal reports were recently released that have a public health impact.
1. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released its 2022 Report to Congress: Update on Access, Exchange, and Use of Electronic Health Information.
2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this month its Public Health Data Strategy: Public Health Data Goals and 2-Year Milestones.
Read our comments.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a data modernization initiative (DMI) focused on improving the data management capacity of public health in the US. Congress has appropriated a significant amount of funding for Federal and state, territorial, local, and tribal (STLT) public health agencies. We present some sizable barriers and challenges to seeing the vision for DMI come to fruition.Read more >
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) project released a Draft TEFCA Facilitated FHIR Implementation Guide. Get a public health perspective here.Read more >
The delivery of public health information systems relies on the concerted convergence of people, process, and technology in a disciplined manner to ensure a quality product.Read more >
The development and acquisition of public health systems is poised to change. For agencies, this will necessitate a change in procurement practices.Read more >
In April 2022 the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense released a new report titled The Athena Agenda: Advancing the Apollo Program for Biodefense. The “Athena Agenda” primary IT recommendation is the development of a National Public Health Data System.Read more >
The Sequoia Project released its Emergency Preparedness Information Workgroup’s Pandemic Response Insights and Recommendations. The report has a strong public health focus and it provides succinct recommendations for pandemic preparedness.Read more >