eVital is a project from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Local IT Innovation of the Year

NYC’s eVital system is a comprehensive vital records workflow enablement system that aids the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Vital Statistics in case reporting/registration, certificate issuance, amendments and more. In NYC, birth/death reports must be electronically authorized by authorized individuals. Through eVital, the bureau can use a mobile app to do so more securely and efficiently. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC’s eVital system — which faced pressures due to the unprecedented increase in the number of death certifications that needed processing — scaled effectively, allowing the department to continue to fulfill its obligations to NYC constituents and provide data to the CDC to inform federal response plans.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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