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Topic: Methods and tools

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Displaying 41 to 50 of 65 Reports

Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements

September 28, 2015
This resource summarizes information found in the article, “Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements for Community-Wide Health Information Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities.” It provides direction on dealing with data governance issues.

Validating Requirements

September 28, 2015
After requirements for your system are defined, they will need to go through a validation process. This resource provides different methods for validating requirements and the steps that are associated with them.

HL7 CDA Introduction

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives context to Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) by describing the HL7 organization and how CDA was developed. It explains the concept of an electronic document, and after illustrating the CDA levels, describes the components of a CDA.

HL7 Version 2 Messaging

September 29, 2015
This presentation gives a brief overview and history of HL7, reviews the HL7 messaging process and discusses topics that impact the success of exchanging data between systems.

Project Charter Lite Template (Academy)

September 1, 2016
Standard project charter template; used in the Academy's "Designing and Managing Public Health Systems: 8 Steps to Success" course.

What is "informatics"?

November 4, 2016
This academic article— a joint effort of the FrameWorks Institute, PHII and Dr. Ed Baker of UNC Chapel Hill—was published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice in 2016. The article examines current understanding of the term "public health informatics" and makes...

Making public health informatics visible: communicating an emerging field

November 4, 2016
Communicating about public health informatics and raising the profile of this emerging, interdisciplinary field of public health presents unique challenges. This strategic "map the gaps" report lays out these challenges and provides an initial set of strategies that communicators can use...

Quick start guide to reframing public health informatics

November 4, 2016
Framing is a process of making choices about what to emphasize (for example, clear explanations of how informatics contributes to solving public health problems) and what to leave unsaid (for example, jargon). This abbreviated guide provides a quick tour of themes to avoid, compared with...

Informatics communications FAQs: staying on frame in real time

November 4, 2016
These sample question-and-answer sequences help to model effective answers to frequently asked questions about public health informatics. The examples come from the kinds of questions commonly raised by public health practitioners, potential funders and policymakers. The reframed sample answers...

Public health informatics talking points

November 4, 2016
These talking points can be used flexibly: as a source of themes for longer written pieces, as short explanations in interviews, or as set-ups to help frame conversations about specific policy or program proposals. Each models the recommended framing strategies(metaphors, values, and examples) that...