JPHIT Testimony on Zika Preparedness & Response

On February 8, 2017, the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT) delivered a testimony before the Health IT Policy and Standards Committee's Public Health Taskforce. Presented by JPHIT's Executive Secretary, Charlie Ishakawa, MSPH, the testimony sought to inform the Committee's development of health information technology policy and standards recommendations for Zika preparedness and response. In the testimony, JPHIT called for better and more accessible pregnancy data; emphasized the need to modernize state and local public health informatics infrastructure; and, encouraged leveraging public-private partnerships as a means to improving implementation of Health IT policy and standards. Read the full testimony