“The push for interoperability in health care continues as organizations increasingly recognize the value of exchanging and interpreting patient information among secure systems. In 2016, health care, health IT and public health organizations partnered to create The Digital Bridge—an initiative to advance bidirectional electronic information flow between health care delivery systems and public health agencies. A governance body, work groups and program management make up The Digital Bridge structure. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Association of State & Territorial Health Officials, Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), National Association of County and City Health Officials, Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
“The Digital Bridge’s current priority is the development of a multi-jurisdictional approach to electronic case reporting (eCR), which…” Read the full post here.
Source: How The Digital Bridge Is Transforming Public Health Interoperability – By Dr. Bob Harmon, November 7, 2018. Cerner.