Cooperative Agreement Guidance for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Appendix 4: IT Functions & Specifications [open html - 114KB]
Alternate Title: Public Health Information Network Functions and Specifications
"Through several efforts over the past few years, CDC, together with our partners, has been working toward the adoption and implementation of standards-based, integrated, and interoperable information technology (IT) systems to support public health work. Now the CDC, in cooperation with its public health partners, is advancing a group of coordinated standards and specifications to ensure a consistent and coherent public health information network can be built to serve the nation's public health information needs."
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: http://emergency.cdc.gov/cotper/coopagreement/