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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...

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...

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...