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Topic: Methods and tools

Reports Index
Displaying 11 to 20 of 64 Reports

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...

The Unique Records Portfolio: A guide to resolving duplicate records in health information systems

January 2, 2006
The concepts, examples, and tools in The Unique Records Portfolio are intended to help public health agencies and health care organizations address deduplication challenges, specifically articulating the challenges and solutions to developing deduplication strategies, and describing the...

Requirements for SNS Inventory Tracking and Management

December 1, 2010
PHII developed requirements for tracking inventory of medical and non-medical countermeasures during an event for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). This document provides requirements collaboratively developed by members of PHII, CDC, and state and local public health agencies, to inform...

Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM) Use Case Webinar

October 30, 2013
This webinar reviews PHII's collaborative approach to business process analysis and requirements definition. Each of the tools are illustrated using a real public health example. Additionally, the presenters introduce two additional tools for assessing and selecting a vendor based on defined...

Graduate Tracking Requirements Project

December 1, 2013
PHII identified business needs and defined functional requirements for developing a graduate tracking system and tools for medical training programs within ten African institutions.