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Data Interoperability and Exchange to Support COVID-19 Containment   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The success of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] containment as the United States reopens will depend on timely sharing of key information related to testing, contact tracing, and detecting and acting on new outbreaks. Containment strategies across the country depend on effective collaboration of public health authorities with health care providers, laboratories, and community-based organizations to conduct testing, support effective contact tracing, quickly discern new patterns in health care use plausibly related to COVID-19, and identify ways to improve all of these activities over time. But public health, health care, and testing organizations have never had to work together with the scale or urgency required for COVID-19 containment. In particular, public health agencies are facing difficulties routinely accessing critical data from these other key participants in the containment effort, despite valiant attempts to cobble together information from many disparate systems."

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2020-05-01
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Duke University
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Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy: https://healthpolicy.duke.edu/
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