National Vital Statistics System

Modernization: Tools and Technologies

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Together, we are harnessing the power of technology to modernize vital records systems.

Modernization: Tools and Technologies Together, we are harnessing the power of technology to modernize vital records systems.

This page is designed to help those working to modernize the National Vital Statistics System explore the main technologies involved in our projects.

The tools and technologies behind our modernization efforts serve these basic principles:

  • Information Systems: Moving from paper-based processes to electronic records
  • Data Quality and Interoperability: Adopting common tools and standards for data
  • Prototypes and Testing: Describing new approaches and testing their application
Information Systems
Data Quality and Interoperability Concepts, Definitions, and Tools
Prototypes and Testing
Tools in development
NVSS Modernization Tool Kit

The NVSS Modernization Tool Kit brings together training materials, technical tools, guidance documents to help jurisdictions and their technical partners working in the NVSS modernization space. The terms modernization is defined broadly and covers the full spectrum of activities ranging from carrying out a business process analysis to identify and address bottle necks, establishing or updating an EDRS and/or expanding its use, and working on FHIR based interoperability.

Page last reviewed: June 3, 2021