Collaborative Connections: Exploring 3 Vital Partnerships in Public Health with Health Data Networks

Health Data Leadership Institute panelist and CEO of Manifest MedEx, Erica Galvez, highlights the role of collaborations and partnerships to improve public health.

The crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed material, and in some cases debilitating, disconnects between information systems used by public health agencies, the clinical care delivery system, and social service organizations. As states and public health organizations look to optimize the surveillance systems that monitor communicable diseases in the aftermath of the pandemic, many are also looking for more connected, scalable, and holistic solutions that help them better address a host of other public health priorities, like health equity, health care access, climate impacts, and natural disasters.

Many Health Information Organizations (HIOs) and Health Data Utilities (HDUs) are well-positioned to support these public health needs. In preparation for the upcoming Health Data Leadership Institute (HDLI) panel, “Health Information Exchanges and Emerging Health Data Utilities: Critical Partners in Improving Public Health,” here are three collaborations worth exploring in California that have made an impact in public health.

Read the full article by Erica Galvez, CEO, Manifest MedEx, published in AcademyHealth.