HealthIT Answers May 16, 2022
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By Larry Jessup, Laverne Perlie, Daisy Moossa, and Terah Tessier, ONC

The Strengthening the Technical Advancement & Readiness of Public Health via Health Information Exchange Program (The STAR HIE Program) has made great strides in supporting public health agencies’ ability to exchange health information during times of emergency.

Funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in 2020, the initial STAR HIE Program was expanded in 2021 to further support efforts to increase vaccination data sharing between jurisdictional Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and HIEs. Recipients explored innovative HIE services that could benefit public health agencies and improve support to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are just a few accomplishments of various STAR HIE...

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