Introduction and Background

At this stage (June 2020) of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic, rapid contact tracing and notification of those exposed to infected persons is critically important to stopping further spread of the disease. Several digital tools have been developed or adapted—some by established information technology (IT) companies, others by small, entrepreneurial organizations—to support various parts of the contact tracing process. However, there has been no national-level opportunity for local and state health officials to collaboratively assess these tools and consider whether and how they might best support contact tracing.

With funding from the CDC Foundation, the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), a program of the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), convened local, state and federal public health officials in a national-level forum to help inform and coordinate the development of IT solutions to support contact tracing. As part of that, PHII has developed an assessment report (1) to provide guidance to public health authorities that helps them understand the landscape of available digital contact tracing tools and (2) to provide a set of prioritized requirements to evaluate these tools and aid in decision-support for selecting the appropriate tool.

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