Resource Center

Your Virtual Library

Our Resource Center is a virtual library where you can go for a broad range of information relating to interoperability, information-sharing, and the six domains in which NIC primarily works: human and social services, public health, public education, public safety, emergency medical services and health information technology. We have vetted and aggregated numerous studies, guidance documents and other materials, which can be sorted in a variety of ways for easy access and use, and will add resources continually over time. The Resource Center is available to all professionals interested in the subject matter, irrespective of whether they are NIC participants.

To make the Center as robust and beneficial as possible, we welcome recommendations of relevant content that users encounter elsewhere, that they have produced themselves, or that they are already utilizing. Please fill out and submit the form below to provide your suggestions and comments, or send an email to

03-17-2018 Toolkit

HIMSS/NACCHO HIE Toolkit for Public Health

The HIMSS/NACCHO HIE Toolkit for Public Health seeks to help public health departments understand health information exchange (HIE) services, and the types of organizations providing them; how a health department might use or support such services; and how to assess whether the value of participating in HIE will be worthwhile. It also seeks to orient HIE organizations (HIOs) to the functions of health departments, and their value as customers and partners in HIE.

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03-17-2018 White Paper

Building a Roadmap for Health Information Systems Interoperability for Public Health

“The goal is to facilitate standardization of health information exchanges between clinical care and public health. The objective is to engage the public health community in a dialogue with health information technology (HIT) vendors to assure that the work processes and data needs of public health stakeholders in health information exchanges are 1) well understood and agreed upon by stakeholders themselves, and then (2) communicated clearly to the developers of the interoperable clinical Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and Public Health information systems (EHR-PH Systems). ”

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