Issue Brief: Health IT for Public Health Reporting and Information Systems

Source: ONC
by Lauren Wu, Office of Policy and Planning, ONC 
April 29, 2014

This document discusses public health reporting electronically: disease, immunization, and cancer reporting.  In particular, this brief elaborates on the electronic progress of the public health reporting systems.  It also describes some of the opportunities that can improve electronic public health reporting and the information systems that they use.  Types of reporting, meaningful use public health measures, standards and certifications, and health information exchanges are all discussed.  The document contains hyperlinks, tables, and figures throughout.