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 Report

Connecting Public Health Information Systems and Health Information Exchange Organizations

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) engaged Clinovations Government + Health (CGH) to explore how public health jurisdictions use existing health information exchange (HIE) organizations as a method to exchange information with health care providers. The project documents best practices and lessons learned in the use of HIE organizations to mediate connections to public health information systems. This report identifies the real-world experiences of jurisdictions as they apply or consider applying this approach.

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03-17-2018 Handbook

Establishing Governance for Health and Humans Services Interoperability Initiatives

The Illinois Framework for Healthcare and Human Services (Illinois Framework), a multi-agency collaborative, coordinates the use of shared technology and business processes across Illinois’ federally-funded healthcare transformation initiatives. The Illinois Case Study details Illinois’ progress in establishing governance for the Illinois Framework, highlighting the benefits and challenges of implementing a governance model in a cross-agency setting.

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03-17-2018 Roadmap

Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) committed to leading and collaborating with the health IT and health sector to define a shared Roadmap for achieving interoperable health IT that supports a broad scale learning healthsystem by 2024. This Roadmap reflects the result of that collaborative work with federal, state and private partners. It lays out a plan for what needs to happen, by when, and by whom, to see that electronic health information is available when and where it matters most for those we are here to serve: the American people.

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