CDC is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to implement a Web-based system for collecting hepatitis testing data, according to a notice published in the Federal Register, Modern Healthcare reports.
CDC has requested three-year approval for the project.
Details of the System
The Web-based system would gather "standardized, nonidentifying, client-level and test-level hepatitis testing information from funded testing sites at multiple settings," according to the notice.
CDC said it plans to use the data to:
- Identify best practices for testing individuals with hepatitis and directing them to care;
- Determine the most efficient way to allocate future resources; and
- Allow hepatitis testing sites such as community health clinics to access the data to measure performance and improve targeting of high-risk populations (McKinney, Modern Healthcare, 6/11).