Information Sharing

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Capability 6: Information Sharing

Definition: Information sharing is the ability to conduct multijurisdictional, multidisciplinary exchange of health-related information and situational awareness data among federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal levels of government, and the private sector. This capability includes the routine sharing of information as well as issuing of public health alerts to federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal levels of government and the private sector in preparation for, and in response to, events or incidents of public health significance.
Functions and Associated Performance Measures: This capability consists of the ability to perform the functions listed below. At present there are no CDC-defined performance measures for these functions.
Function 1: Identify stakeholders to be incorporated into information flow
Function 2: Identify and develop rules and data elements for sharing
Function 3: Exchange information to determine a common operating picture