Surveillance and Data Projects
Within DMI, we are supporting a growing suite of projects and investments that are unleashing innovation, increasing data sharing and integration, and reimagining what our core surveillance systems can deliver. These projects extend beyond a single funding stream, a single agency, or any one disease or condition. Data modernization is a collective effort that must touch every part of the public health ecosystem if we are to give everyone the opportunity to attain the highest possible level of health.
Below are a few examples of the projects and priorities that are pushing modernization forward.
We need fast, accurate surveillance to prevent illness and injury and predict the next public health threat. CDC is working to integrate and upgrade its core surveillance systems so real-time data gets to all levels of public health smoothly and seamlessly.
HHS Protect is a secure decision-making and operations platform for the whole-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since April 2020, HHS Protect has collected, integrated, and shared COVID-19 data in near-real time across federal agencies and with state, local, territorial, and tribal partners.
The National Syndromic Surveillance Program is making it easier for public health to receive early warning signals from healthcare facilities, such as emergency departments, urgent and ambulatory care centers, inpatient healthcare settings, and laboratories.
The DMI is both the furthest reaching and most comprehensive effort to date to modernize data across the entire public health ecosystem. Below are just a few examples of the wide scope of work taking place.
The Data Modernization Initiative Catalog of Data Resources supports jurisdictions with program planning through use of already available data to assess the current state of data modernization initiative program domains.
Healthcare data interoperability ensures that electronic health information is shared appropriately between healthcare and public health partners in the right format, through the right channel at the right time.