According to a new data brief released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, in 2018 and 2019, half of all hospitals reported a lack of capacity to electronically exchange information with public health agencies. While certainly an important issue before, as COVID-19 began to spread across the country in 2020, this lack of fast and standardized information exchange resulted in delayed test results, diminished disease surveillance capabilities, and decreased response times.
Join eHI on September 28th at 3 PM ET for a discussion with Samantha Burch, Director of Health Information Technology Policy for the American Hospital Association, to better understand the challenges faced by hospitals and work underway to help modernize the public health data system.
Please contact Catherine Pugh for more information.
Director, Health IT Policy
American Hospital Association
Assistant Vice President, Policy