HealthIT Answers July 8, 2021
By Aaron Miri, MBA, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO and Denise Webb, MA, ONC
As part of HHS’s response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats, ONC’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently held an expert panel hearing to understand the performance of public health data systems during the COVID-19 pandemic response and other gap areas in current infrastructure.
The HITAC members heard from a variety of experts to further inform the work of the Public Health Data Systems Task Force. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Deputy Director for Public Health Science and Surveillance Dan Jernigan provided remarks and noted that in addition to gathering information for short-term needs related to...