The Public Health Data Standards Consortium, which advocates new data and integration standards to support population health management and meet the data needs of public health agencies, is becoming part of the American Health Information Management Association.

PHDSC’s assets and intellectual property will be transferred to the AHIMA foundation and used to support research and education initiatives related to public health and data standards, according to the associations. Anna Orlova, PhD, executive director of PHDSC and a visiting associate professor at the Division of Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will lead the group within AHIMA.

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