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We encourage leaders, practitioners, policy makers, funders and others interested in the advancement of public health practice to use the many valuable resources on this site. PHII resources may be freely used and distributed. If sharing or citing a PHII resource, please acknowledge PHII using the following citation format: The Public Health Informatics Institute. "Name of report." www.phii.org/URL (accessed date).

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Reports Index
Displaying 81 to 90 of 90 Reports

Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department

January 28, 2015
This tool assists public health organizations by both defining necessary informatics capabilities, and by enabling a self-assessment that aids in planning and priority setting.

Public Health Informatics 2023: Alternative Scenarios

January 21, 2015
Public Health Informatics 2023: Alternative Scenarios was created to consider the range of forces, challenges, and opportunities shaping public health informatics in the United States, so that leaders and practitioners can make strategic decisions that more effectively take the future into account.

Informatics at the Intersection of Public Health Agencies and Accountable Care Organizations

January 16, 2015
This project sought to characterize the overlapping objectives of public health agencies (PHAs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) in relation to improving population health outcomes.

Optimizing Data Quality and Use Evaluation Guide

November 23, 2016
This tool can help you develop a structured and logical way to describe the data quality used to generate metrics for chronic disease surveillance, addressing both data validity and reliability.

Optimizing Data Quality and Use AVR Selection Tool

November 23, 2016
This tool helps planners select a free Analysis, Visualization, and Reporting (AVR) software product appropriate for the type of data being used. It also outlines some of the necessary skill sets of the data analyst and additional system requirements to use these products.

HRIS-HMIS Interoperability Assessment for Kenya

September 29, 2014
The purpose of the HRIS-HMIS interoperability assessment was to contribute to ongoing efforts in Kenya to optimize information for decision-making in the health sector through the strategic exchange of data.

Interoperability for Public Health Agencies: A Self-Assessment Tool

January 24, 2017
Interoperability is defined as the ability of information systems and software applications to communicate; to exchange data accurately, effectively, and consistently; and to use the information that has been exchanged. While interoperability efforts often focus on technology, it is important to...

Systematic Collaborative Approach to Improve Public Health Programs: Leveraging Immunization Registration Example

November 18, 2016
Public health programs can benefit from systematic collaborative approaches that use business analysis and structured facilitation techniques to effectively address strategic and operational challenges. This report is intended to provide practical guidance for senior public health leaders and...

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...

Planning Toolkit for Preparing to Access CMS 90-10 Funding for Public Health

January 20, 2017
The purpose of this toolkit is to unravel some of the complexity of the CMS 90-10 Matching Funding Program and to prepare public health agencies with the information needed to make an informed, credible and effective overture to their Medicaid programs about applying for these funds.