Public health policy initiatives and community health outcomes have never been more important.
Globally, this is usually administered by the World Health Organization, an agency empowered by the United Nations to guide international public health.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spearheads national public health policy. The organization has been described as “a science-based, data-driven service organization that protects public health. For more than 70 years, [the CDC has] Putting science into action to keep children healthy so they can grow and learn. Help families, businesses and communities fight disease and stay healthy. and to protect public health. “
Unsurprisingly, a great deal of analysis, insight, and data-driven decision-making are required to guide something as broad and important as public health for the nation. In fact, the CDC recognizes that billions of dollars are increasingly being invested in deriving smarter, deeper insights from healthcare data, thus using these assets to drive major initiatives. I want to
Therefore, CDC has decided to undertake a major health data modernization initiative. Information Technology (ONC) aimed at accelerating the modernization of public health data through public-private partnerships. To that end, this group brings together thought leaders to inspire and drive change.
The CDC Foundation is “an independent non-profit organization and the only one created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private sector resources to support the critical health protection efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “
Judy Monroe, MD, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation, explains: “
The purpose of this event is to: Inform industry about CDC and ONC’s strategic direction in the use of data and information systems and the top priority areas where industry is seeking support. Provide a forum for government and industry to discuss services and priorities, including networking opportunities, exhibits and presentations, and sessions with Q&A. Increase opportunities for CDC and ONC to work with and learn from industry. [and] Provide opportunities to hear from industry partners about compatible features, tools and services. “
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, CDC Director, further explains: partner. We should all have the same goals. Ensure that public health data systems are designed well enough to rapidly collect actionable data that informs recommendations to protect all Americans from health threats. “
Dr. Wallenski is a physician and scientist trained in infectious diseases and public health who was elected to lead the CDC during President Biden’s election. Prior to that, he was Director of the Infectious Diseases Division at Massachusetts General Hospital. She brings years of incredible leadership and healthcare experience to her role.
Undoubtedly, this initiative is a positive step forward for the health care infrastructure of the CDC and the entire US government. Investing in and modernizing your healthcare IT infrastructure is imperative as it will ensure the next generation of insights and decision making. By seeking partnerships with leading organizations that are leading the way in next-generation data modernization and analytics, CDC will be able to respond quickly and nimbly to the needs of modern society.
Hopefully, with more ventures like this, the institution will continue to grow in the most effective way for the community and the country as a whole.