IBM, Public Health Agencies Work on Disease Reporting Standards

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IBM Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) are working on a template to standardize the exchange of data on illnesses, so public health officials will be able to respond more effectively to outbreaks such as whooping cough, hepatitis, flu and West Nile virus.

 

Announced on Aug. 16, the technology will enable public health officials to move beyond phone calls as well as faxes, mailed paper forms or electronic fill-in-the-blank forms as they satisfy requirements to report cases of infectious diseases.

 

IBM researchers will work with public health officials to develop a clinical document architecture template compatible with electronic health record (EHR) platforms to enable records to be shared among local, county, state and federal officials.

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