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The Business Case.includes the Call to Action that describes how various public health stakeholders (local, state and federal governments, academia, HIT vendors, and professional associations) could facilitate increased participation of public health representatives in the national HIT standardization process.
To implement the Business Case, the PHDSC launched the Web-based Web-based Web-based Resource Center on Public Health in HIT Standardization. It is designed to address barriers for public health participation in HIT standardization. The Resource Center contains three Modules (the HIT Standards Resource Module, the HIT Adoption Stories Module, and the Public Health in HIT Standardization Module) aimed to assist public health representatives and decision makers in selecting and deploying interoperable HIT products.
In addition, the PHDSC has been working on various HIT standardization activities for public health including identifying needs and priorities for standards for local health departments via business process analysis; standards development at the HL7 for public health reporting; standards harmonization and testing, and standard-based IT projects certification and deployment for various programs including Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), vital records, public health laboratories; and administrative data exchanges.