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Created: 2012

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Displaying 11 to 16 of 16 Reports

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...