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Newborn Dried Bloodspot Screening: Mapping the Clinical and Public Health Components and Activities

July 16, 2009
The components and activities of the entire Newborn Dried Bloodspot Screening (NDBS) process, highlighting long-term follow-up--both clinical and public health--as a basis for defining requirements for information systems are described in the context of the output of the NDBS Workgroup, convened in...

Newborn Dried Bloodspot Screening Business Process Analysis; Report of the NDBS Workgroup

July 16, 2009
This report describes the Newborn Dried Bloodspot Screening (NDBS) Business Process Analysis in the context of the output of NDBS Workgroup, convened in 2008 by PHII under the aegis of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration and the Southeastern Newborn...

Improving Population Health: The Public Health Factor

July 1, 2009
This policy brief outlines five opportunities for health transformation driven by the collaboration inherent in HIEs. These opportunities are based on real-world examples of critical benefits that accrue—facilitating improved individual and community health care—when public health is an active...

Taking Care of Business (Second Edition)

January 1, 2008
This report describes the project undertaken October 2005 - March 2006 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and PHII to define the business processes -- the sets of related tasks designed to produce a specific programmatic (business) result -- that cut across all...

Determining Common Requirements for National Health Insurance Information Systems

January 17, 2012
This document was created as a tool to bridge the language and discipline of global health with the language and discipline of software and system engineering. This report provides a set of practical common information, tools, and resources, which country decision-makers can access as they develop...

Redesigning Public Health Surveillance in an eHealth World

June 1, 2012
This document presents the requirements developed for business processes on reportable conditions surveillance. It is intended as a roadmap for acquiring information systems that support this type of surveillance.

Defining Functional Requirements for Immunization Information Systems

September 3, 2012
A collaboration of local and state IIS managers, the American Immunization Registry Association, and the CDC IIS Support Branch developed a set of system requirements that reflect best practices for IIS functionality, which over time should help to standardize and enhance IIS functionality and...

Towards Measuring Value: An Evaluation Framework for Public Health Information Systems

April 4, 2005
A nine-dimension framework was developed for assessing the value of integrating newborn screening laboratory information management systems (LIMS) with child health information systems. The evaluation framework represents an important first step toward developing metrics that can be consistently...

Newborn Dried Bloodspot Screening Business Process Analysis

January 2, 2008
PHII convened a workgroup in February and March 2008 to carry out the business process analysis (BPA) of NDBS from birth through long-term follow-up.

Developing a Charter for a Collaborative Requirements Project

May 1, 2004
This case study focuses on the need for a clear and detailed project charter when developing a requirements project, showing that the success of the laboratory information management systems (LIMS) requirements project is directly related to the strong start established by the project charter...