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Perceptions and Usage of "Public Health Informatics"

November 18, 2015
PHII conducted a qualitative contextual analysis of "public health informatics," noting its use in both academic and media contexts.

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.

IIS Workforce Classifications

March 31, 2016
Created with funding from the CDC, these nine sample role descriptions and a related competency domain model are intended to provide guidance for identifying staffing needs and subsequent recruiting for immunization information systems.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Applied Public Health Informatics Competency Model

October 19, 2016
The Applied Public Health Informatics Competency Model was developed by the Informatics Academy at the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII). It frames the knowledge, skills, and abilities that public health practitioners need to address the informatics challenges at their agencies. The target...

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...

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...