A New Consortium Gathers Insight and Perspective

An important difference in today’s modernization work is the commitment we have as a community toward shared success

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As CDC began its next phase of data modernization, we recognized the opportunity to gather real-life input from partners on past challenges and future solutions.

In Spring 2022, CDC and the Office of the National Coordinator for Public Health Information Technology (ONC) launched the Consortium for Data Modernization to bring together a diverse group of voices from across government, public health, industry, and academia.

The Consortium offers CDC and partners a place to discuss the common challenges we share. For example, the group has been at the center of gathering input as we develop the North Star Architecture and improve public health data pipelines.

In 2023, the Consortium will continue to meet on critical issues – from data exchange, to core data sources and immunization systems, to non-infectious diseases, emergency response data, data governance, workforce development, and the future of public health surveillance.

The purpose of the Consortium is to only seek individual perspectives and experiences, not group consensus advice from partners. Consortium participation varies based on discussion topic.

2022 Consortium topics
  • CDC Ending Silos
  • CDC Moving Forward
  • DMI Progress and Strategic Roadmap
  • DMI Implementation
  • 21st Century Cures
  • NEDSS Base System Updates
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Public Health Data Certification
  • Privacy Preserving Record Linkage
  • Laboratory Data Exchange
  • North Star Architecture
  • Building Blocks
  • Focus Groups First Impressions (Listeria, Legionnaire's, HIV, Childhood Lead)
  • Virginia Pilot Project
  • CDC Front Door
  • Data Exchange
  • ReportStream
  • CDC Front Door
  • DEX
  • ReportStream
  • eCR
  • Electronic Case Reporting
  • Helios
  • USCDI+
By the numbers

High-impact topics for data modernization discussed

Members reached across 13 organizations

Consortium meetings in 2022