The LIC team co-presented with the CDC at the Public Health Informatics Conference in August 2011.
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A primary focus of the Lab Interoperability Cooperative is preparing hospital labs for connectivity to public health. Once the LIC goal of enabling electronic transmission is achieved, the benefits of connectivity to the hospital laboratory community and public health are significant. Initially, those benefits will be realized with resource efficiency through data consistency and improved accuracy and reporting results. However, when we look ahead to meaningful use Stage 3, the benefits expand to a national public health landscape and improving population health outcomes as a whole.
The LIC aims to support public health through —