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Topic: Methods and tools

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Displaying 21 to 30 of 65 Reports

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.

Defining the Work of Public Health Together

August 15, 2014
The Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology is the process by which PHII helps agencies define their functional requirements. This video provides an overview of PHII's collaborative process.

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).

Making the Value Case

September 23, 2015
The first step in planning for an EHR-based surveillance program, this tool provides guidance on how to develop a compelling value case for surveillance programs. It includes questions to consider during the process and structure for planning team discussions.

Creating a Logic Model

September 23, 2015
This tool helps planners think about how their organization is structured and how to align activities to connect short-term and long-term goals by creating a logic model. The model can be used to evaluate future programs and activities.

Estimating Total Cost of Ownership

September 23, 2015
Building and maintaining information systems are often associated with costs. This tool outlines instructions for estimating costs and provides categories of expenses related to information systems.

Preparing to Meet with your Attorney

September 24, 2015
It is important to initiate early conversations with your attorney to address any legal issues related to creating a surveillance system. This tool helps planners become prepared in key areas and provides advice on presenting your case, working with your community partners’ attorneys and...

Clarifying Legal Authority

September 24, 2015
Before meeting with agency attorneys, planning teams need to understand the legal implications surrounding health data collection. This tool outlines the process of verifying legal authority and addressing privacy concerns.

Project Charter Template

September 24, 2015
A sample template to create a project charter.

Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

September 24, 2015
Conducting a stakeholder analysis is critical to projects because it impacts communications planning and helps identify all those who will be influenced by your agency’s activities. This tool shares a model stakeholder analysis matrix and detailed instructions to create your own.