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Topic: Planning and development

Reports Index
Displaying 11 to 20 of 25 Reports

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...

Developing Nationwide Consensus on Bidirectional Query Immunization Information Exchange

August 1, 2013
The purpose of this project was to establish consensus within the IIS community on a single approach to bidirectional query exchange, in time for Stage 3 Meaningful Use regulations. PHII worked with its partners to collaboratively identify, define and document a standardized use case for...

Inter-Jurisdictional Health Information Exchange

September 11, 2013
This guidance document was developed by the Joint Public Health Informatics Taskforce (JPHIT) to provide practical advice and information to public health managers and staff who craft such agreements.

Common Ground: Public Health Preparedness Toolkit

February 10, 2011
This toolkit documents and defines business processes common to preparedness departments in public health agencies and identifies the requirements for information systems that would support these processes.

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.

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...

Workforce Position Classifications and Descriptions

April 25, 2014
PHII worked with CDC, ASTHO and NACCHO to develop four template job descriptions for executive, managerial, professional and clinical informatics positions.

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...

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.