Requirements for Public Health Preparedness Information Systems
Defining requirements is a critical step in developing or acquiring an information system. If the requirements are not correctly and clearly defined, the system will not meet the needs of its users. The Common Ground Project was designed to assist chronic disease and preparedness departments in public health agencies to document and define business processes common to each of them, and to identify the requirements for information systems to effectively support these processes. This document summarizes the work of and presents the requirements developed by the Common Ground Preparedness Workgroup.