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Displaying 31 to 40 of 90 Reports

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.

Immunization Information Systems Joint Development

August 25, 2014
By engaging in joint development and collaborative efforts, the IIS community can collectively develop common solutions to common problems. This report provides a roadmap for standardizing methods, harmonizing best practices and reducing costs using strategies that allow all stakeholders to benefit...

The Healthy Weight Surveillance Initiative

August 25, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has partnered with health information technology (HIT) experts, state and local public health agencies, and the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) to develop the Healthy Weight Surveillance initiative. This project seeks to use...

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.

Population Health Management Software: An Opportunity to Advance Primary Care and Public Health Integration

June 30, 2016
Small- to medium-sized health care practices and independent provider groups often lack electronic health records (EHRs) that provide the robust reporting and analytic capacity provided by population health management (PHM) products. Both health care providers and public health agencies stand to...

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.

Reframing Public Health Informatics: A Communications Toolkit

November 3, 2016
Reframing Public Health Informatics is a collection of evidence-based framing recommendations and sample communications designed to help the public health workforce talk about informatics – what it is, how it works, and why its contributions are so important to achieving the goal of improved...

Public Health Informatics Profile Toolkit

August 15, 2016
Public health plays a critical role in the collection and dissemination of health information. However, the systems that support this information are often fragmented, particularly at the state and local level, and afford little opportunity for inter-program communication. The Public Health...

Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program

November 23, 2015
Successfully using information from electronic health records systems (EHR) for public health surveillance requires creating a value case, engaging stakeholders, implementing appropriate technologies, and ultimately using information to improve health.