The development and maintenance of a system to produce national vital statistics based on the local registration of vital events was a major accomplishment of the United States during the 20th century. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the federal agency legislatively mandated to produce national health statistics based on this cooperative, decentralized system in which data from more than 6 million vital-event records are collected each year by all states and U.S. territories and transmitted to NCHS for processing and dissemination. Looking to the 21st century, the local, state, and federal government organizations that comprise the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) are engaged in significant changes through redesign and automation that should dramatically improve the performance and security of the system. From data collection to data processing and dissemination, efficiencies are being sought in an effort to improve both timeliness and quality at all levels of the system and to reduce costs.

Posted by MalikaDulce at 2020-11-23 20:24:37 UTC