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data agencies, health data, public health information technology, query system, Web-based dissemination



  1. Love, Denise MBA, RN
  2. Shah, Gulzar H. MSS, PhD


Emerging technologies, such as Web-based data query systems (WDQSs), provide opportunities for state and local agencies to systematically organize and disseminate data to broad audiences and streamline the data distribution process. Despite the progress in WDQSs' implementation, led by agencies considered the "early adopters," there are still agencies left behind. This article explores the organizational issues and barriers to development of WDQSs in public health agencies and highlights factors facilitating the implementation of WDQSs.