Surveillance Strategy Report — Notable Milestones
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2014: PUSH FOR MODERNIZATION
- Strategy begins in response to requests from Congress, CDC director, and key stakeholders
- Within 2 months of launch, a new forum to enhance surveillance through innovation begins
2015: SUPPORT FOR NEW APPROACHES
- First ever CDC Hackathon showcases programming talent using open data
- Enhancements to cloud-based platform designed to identify bioterrorism events help monitor much wider range of health threats
- New data visualization hub for birth, death, and infant death statistics improves user experience.
2016: PROGRESS ON DATA EXCHANGE
- Faster reporting of vital statistics data on influenza-related deaths replaces longstanding, siloed mortality reporting
- Ten states, representing approximately 25% of the U.S. population, begin using new electronic messaging to simplify notifiable disease reporting to CDC
- CDC supports development of shared services to streamline data submission and routing
- CDC joins partnership bridging data exchange between public health and health care
2017: SUPPORT FOR OPIOID EMERGENCY
- Online monthly release of provisional drug overdose death counts begins
- CDC staff explore data-driven solutions to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths at first-of-its-kind HHS Opioid Code-a-Thon
- Experts across CDC analyze the timeliest data available on emergency department visits for opioid overdoses across multiple states
2018: MOVING FORWARD
- CDC solicits broader insight and recommendations from staff and external stakeholders to inform a new public health data strategy and a more modernized, connected, and secure data and IT infrastructure.