How Can Health IT Help Reform the CDC?

COVID-19 forced a spike in policy-makers’ interest and willingness to invest in public health; a spike that is unfortunately retreating to the old business as usual. (President Biden, in his State of the Union speech, warned “we remain vigilant” while calling for an end to the emergency, but quickly switched the subject from the urgency of public health to prosecuting fraud.) Luckily, along with increased attention came a raft of intelligent suggestions for changing how public health institutions carry out their mission, starting with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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