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Public Health Participation in
Health IT Standardization

What interests should be brought to the HIT Standardization table

By participating in Health IT Standardization, you will be able translate your jurisdiction-specific and program-specific needs into standards-based IT applications to support public health program activities.

These applications in turn, will enable information exchange across public health, within an agency and between public health agencies across jurisdictions.

Several public health professional associations participate in Health IT standards organizations to harmonize program-specific standards with the nationally-adopted interoperability standards, including semantic interoperability to understand the meaning of the data exchanged and the comparability between jurisdictions and programs. They play a significant role in representing state and local public health interests at the national level.

Participation of state and local public health agencies in Health IT standards entities bring programmatic expertise to the standardization effort and strengthen the voice of public health.
All Public Programs
and Activities
- Public Health Data Standards Consortium
- North-American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
Epidemiology and Disease Reporting
- Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
Healthcare Management
- National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA)
- Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
Syndromic Surveillance
- International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS)
Vital Statistics
- National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS)