The Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022 will build upon recommendations from previous HITAC public health-focused task forces to inform ONC’s continued collaborative work with CDC on improving public health data systems, and in support of CDC’s greater Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) efforts.
The Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022 shall examine existing public health certification criterion, known as the “(f) criteria” in the ONC Health IT Certification Program, certifying the transmission of data to public health agencies to:
- Identify gaps in the functionalities and standards included in existing (f) criteria, including gaps in 1) functionality, and 2) implementation by developers. Provide recommendations advancing criteria, testing guidance, and/or standards to address gaps.
- Assess the specific functions (e.g., receipt of data, ingestion of data, analysis of data) supported by public health data systems that would benefit from further standardization and potential certification.
- Recommend which data flows, aligned with existing (f) criteria, should be prioritized for standardized receipt of data.
Recommendations are due by November 10, 2022.
Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022
*Appointed by Congress ^Appointed by the Government Accountability Office °Appointed by HHS Secretary