Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022

Overarching Charge:

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.  

Specific Charge:

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: 

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Member List


Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)


Utah Department of Health and Human Services
Oracle Health
Austin Public Health
Indian Health Service
Texas Department of State Health Services
CDC Foundation
MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network
Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Informatics and Analytics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Washington State Department of Health
Health Gorilla
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Medical University of South Carolina
Children’s Health
Conduent Government Health Solutions
Baptist Health
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Network for Public Health Law
Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Task Force for Global Health
Yardi Systems, Inc.
Elevance Health

*Appointed by Congress       ^Appointed by the Government Accountability Office      °Appointed by HHS Secretary