Plan to Advance Data Innovation   [open pdf - 447KB]

Alternate Title: Plan to Advance Data Innovation: A Report by the Epidemic Modeling and Forecasting Fast Track Action Committee Subcommittee on Health Security Threats Committee on Homeland and National Security of the 'National Science and Technology Council'

From the Executive Summary: "Executive Order 13994 on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 [Coronavirus Disease 2019] and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats calls for development of an improved public health infrastructure to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to future biological threats. Section 4 of the Executive order tasks the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to 'develop a plan for advancing innovation in public health data and analytics in the United States.' The Office of Science and Technology Policy formed a National Science and Technology Council Fast Track Action Committee to develop this plan to enhance data innovation and to ensure that epidemiological modeling and forecasting can support preparedness for and response to high-consequence biological threats, in particular respiratory pathogens. This plan also encourages the development of new and innovative thinking about data sources and their applications, and identifies mechanisms for data innovation that should be applied to public health data needs outside of epidemiological modeling, such as needs in maternal health, mental health, veterans health, and other areas. The objectives and policy recommendations in this plan were designed to guide the new National Center for Epidemic Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics and support contributors and users of robust data sources across multiple sectors. The plan is structured around a four-element data life cycle framework composed of data inputs and acquisition, data management, data use and analysis, and data outputs, including interpretation and communication."

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