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Public Health Participation in
Health IT Standardization

Barriers for Participation

To assure representation from state and local public health agencies in national Health IT standardization, it is important to address the five barriers to public health’s participation and the risks of non- participation.

Lack of awareness of the
benefits of participating in
HIT standardization
Difficulty in identifying
standardization entities
Limited ability to be involved
Lack of technical knowledge
and infomatics skills
Lack of funding to support
participation