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Moving into Evidence-Based Practice
Two public health programs recently combined into a new single operational center funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Getting Back to Our Roots: The Rise of Local Health Depts in the US
In 1911, a typhoid epidemic sparked a series of events that led to the beginnings of the modern local public health system.
The Informatics Academy: An Integrated Professional Education Approach
Last week, an online course from the Informatics Academy introduced 60 public health professionals to the IT Lifecycle.
NYC Macroscope: Using EHRs to Monitor Population Health
New York City is developing a population health surveillance system that uses EHRs to track chronic conditions managed by primary care practices.
New Health IT Framework Available for ACOs
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has developed an HIT Framework to help accountable care organizations (ACOs) and healthcare providers navigate the future of technology and accountable care.
New ASPE Report on IT Infrastructure in State and Local Health Departments
A new report looks closely at how the recent passage of the HITECH Act and the ACA are affecting trends in public health informatics.