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GAO Reviews Agency IT Readiness for Public Health Emergencies

Information Technology: Federal Agencies Face Challenges in Implementing Initiatives to Improve Public Health Infrastructure GAO-05-308, June 10, 2005. Highlights.

  • “…CDC and DHS face challenges in addressing specific weaknesses in IT planning and management that may hinder progress in developing and deploying public health IT initiatives. Until all these challenges are addressed, progress toward building a stronger public health infrastructure will be impeded, as will the ability to share essential information concerning public health emergencies and bioterrorism.”
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