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Topic: Planning and development

Reports Index
Displaying 1 to 10 of 25 Reports

Planning Toolkit for Preparing to Access CMS 90-10 Funding for Public Health

January 20, 2017
The purpose of this toolkit is to unravel some of the complexity of the CMS 90-10 Matching Funding Program and to prepare public health agencies with the information needed to make an informed, credible and effective overture to their Medicaid programs about applying for these funds.

Systematic Collaborative Approach to Improve Public Health Programs: Leveraging Immunization Registration Example

November 18, 2016
Public health programs can benefit from systematic collaborative approaches that use business analysis and structured facilitation techniques to effectively address strategic and operational challenges. This report is intended to provide practical guidance for senior public health leaders and...

Electronic Health Record Requirements for Public Health Agencies

November 7, 2016
This document provides public health agencies with a set of information system requirements needed to support electronic health records (EHRs) for case management and clinical services. These EHR requirements are designed to be general, giving public health agencies a starting point for creating...

Advancing ECR of STIs: Technical Guidance for Public Health Departments

July 11, 2016
Leveraging electronic health record (EHR) data for case reporting of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can dramatically lessen the burden of current manual reporting mechanisms for clinicians and public health agencies alike. Automating the building and sending of STI case reports with EHR...

Next Generation Electronic Death Registration System

March 16, 2016
This paper presents potential strategies for designing and implementing a next generation electronic death registration system to support improved quality and timeliness of vital records data.

Increasing Capability for EHDI-EHR Interoperability: A self-assessment tool

August 6, 2015
This self-assessment activity is designed to increase an EHDI program’s capability to exchange electronic health information with clinical electronic health record systems (EHRs).

Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department

January 28, 2015
This tool assists public health organizations by both defining necessary informatics capabilities, and by enabling a self-assessment that aids in planning and priority setting.

Public Health Informatics 2023: Alternative Scenarios

January 21, 2015
Public Health Informatics 2023: Alternative Scenarios was created to consider the range of forces, challenges, and opportunities shaping public health informatics in the United States, so that leaders and practitioners can make strategic decisions that more effectively take the future into account.

Informatics at the Intersection of Public Health Agencies and Accountable Care Organizations

January 16, 2015
This project sought to characterize the overlapping objectives of public health agencies (PHAs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) in relation to improving population health outcomes.

HRIS-HMIS Interoperability Assessment for Kenya

September 29, 2014
The purpose of the HRIS-HMIS interoperability assessment was to contribute to ongoing efforts in Kenya to optimize information for decision-making in the health sector through the strategic exchange of data.