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CDC collaboratively develops requirements for public health information systems to ensure that they are able to electronically exchange data between systems and across jurisdictions. The current version of requirements for PHIN compliance are limited to interoperability for information systems. However, additional recommendations are provided in recognition that there are many other activities that must be performed before attaining this level of capability.

To ensure that PHIN requirements are beneficial and effective for all partners, the CDC PHIN Requirements team:

  • Openly and transparently engages and collaborates with CDC internal and external partners to create an interoperable public health information network to permit effective and efficient electronic information sharing between partners during events or conditions of a public health importance.
  • Develops, based on partner input, PHIN Requirements to:
    • emphasize the use of electronic information systems to exchange, communicate and protect data,
    • describe recommendations that support interoperable information systems implementation,
    • describe how information systems support typical public health activities,
    • provide supplemental information that may assist in implementing interoperable information systems, including applicable standards, guidelines, examples, best practices, and potential promising practices.
  • Integrates applications that support PHIN by identifying and applying best practices (successful systems and or processes) from external and internal partners.

PHIN Requirements 2.01 (04/30/2010)


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