The HL7 Public Health Work Group is comprised of interoperability and subject matter experts from the nonprofit, private, and governmental sectors who provide support and guidance to states and other organizations using the standard.
As members of the group, we provide guidance to organizations developing and applying standards to meet new or evolving reporting requirements in areas such as population health monitoring; immunization; vital records; outbreak investigation; disease and event detection, response, and control; and reporting to regulatory and monitoring agencies.
The Work Group also provides a broader forum for discussing the interoperability needs of government agencies seeking to use health information from different sources to improve population health.
Through HL7, we’re helping to advance the development and implementation of standards in a variety of areas, from population-based cancer surveillance to vital records birth and fetal death reporting. We’re giving states the guidance and tools needed to exchange information electronically, increase quality and timeliness of reporting, and reduce reporting burdens of providers and programs.