Publications and Resources

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CDC’s is committed to improving the value of public health surveillance and data. Learn more about this ongoing work by reading the resources below.

NOW ONLINE! Executive Summary of Listening Session on Real-World Testing of 21st Century Cures Act Requirements
Public Health Data Modernization Executive Summary 2020

A newly published executive summary of Public Health Data Modernization: Listening Session on Real-World Testing of 21st Century Cures Act Requirements highlights ways modern data standards and technologies, which will roll out nationwide by 2022, could benefit public health. Speakers shared their views on ways these enhanced data at IT capabilities could help public health agencies to access richer data needed to drive decision making and inform the public more quickly and with greater precision.

Download and print the Public Health Data Modernization Executive Summary Report pdf icon[PDF – 666 KB]

Public Health Surveillance: Preparing for the Future chronicles the CDC strategy to improve the agency’s public health surveillance and data capabilities over 3 to 5 years and sets the stage for a more transformative strategy to improve the value of public health data.

  1. Ahier B. FHIR and the future of interoperability. Healthcare IT News website. http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/fhir-and-future-interoperabilityexternal icon. Published January 6, 2015.
  2. Benjamin EJ, Virani SS, Callaway CW, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2018 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018;137(12):e67-e492. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/137/12/e67external icon.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Background: Surveillance Strategy. https://www.cdc.gov/surveillance/Improving-Surveillance-Background.html.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bridging Public Health and Health Care: Better Exchange, Better Data. https://www.cdc.gov/surveillance/bridging-public-health-and-health-care-better-exchange-better-data.html.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Health Information Innovation Consortium (CHIIC). https://www.cdc
    .gov/ophss/chiic/overview.html
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  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Surveillance Strategy Innovation Project Portfolio. https://www.cdc
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  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Progress and Projects. https://www.cdc.gov/surveillance/Progress-and-Projects.html.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Surveillance Strategy. 2014. https://www.cdc.gov/ophss/docs/CDC-Surveillance-Strategy-Final.pdfpdf icon.
  9. Department of Health and Human Services. Modernizing Morality Data Systems and Analytic Tools at CDC. https://www.hhs.gov/idealab/projects-item/modernizing-cdc-mortality-data-and-analytic-tools/external icon.
  10. Gould DW, Walker D, Yoon PW. The evolution of BioSense: lessons learned and future directions. Public Health Reports. 2017;132(Suppl 1):7s-11s. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0033354917706954external icon.
  11. Lee B. Martin T, Khan A, Fullerton K, et al. Modernizing Centers for Disease Control and prevention informatics using surveillance data platform shared services. Public Health Reports. 2018;133(2):130-135. http://journals.sagepub.com
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  12. Lee, D. How to listen your way to the future of healthcare. Podcast transcript on: HCBiz website. http://thehcbiz.com
    /listen-way-future-healthcare-dr-chesley-richards-cdc/external icon
    . Uploaded on October 26, 2017.
  13. Prothero G. The future of FHIR. Becker’s Health IT and CIO Report website. https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare
    -information-technology/the-future-of-fhir.htmlexternal icon
    . Published July 17, 2017.
  14. Richards CL. Bridging people and technology: why population health matterspdf iconexternal icon. Presentation at: 8th Annual Health IT Leadership Summit; November 7, 2017; Atlanta, GA.
  15. Richards CL, Iademarco MF, Anderson TC. A new strategy for public health surveillance at CDC: improving national surveillance activities and outcomes. Public Health Reports. 2014; 129(6):472-476. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles
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  16. Richards CL, Iademarco MF, Atkinson D, et al. Advances in public health surveillance and information dissemination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public Health Reports. 2017;132(4):403-410. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full
    /10.1177/0033354917709542external icon
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  17. Richards CL, Lee B. CDC Surveillance Strategy—A strategy for improving CDC activities in public health surveillance. Online J Public Health Inform. 2015;7(1):e49. http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC4512337external icon.
  18. Rowitz, L. Training presented at: MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice. What public health leaders at CDC think about leadership and practicepdf iconexternal icon. Uploaded September 2012.
  19. Toon J. The health informatics revolution. Research Horizons. 2016;3. http://www.rh.gatech.edu/features/health-informatics-revolutionexternal icon.
  20. Vivolo-Kantor AM, Seth P, Gladden RM, et al. Vital Signs: trends in emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses — United States, July 2016–September 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018;67(9):279–285. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr
    /volumes/67/wr/mm6709e1.htm
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