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August 15, 2018

Podcast: Dr. Umair Shah on the Public Health Informatics Conference and Harris County's data warehouse

Dr. Umair Shah

The preeminent event of the public health informatics field, the Public Health Informatics Conference, is coming up next week, from August 20-23. This conference is hosted by NACCHO and CDC in Atlanta once every two years and draws informaticians from all over the country to share innovations and lessons learned. In anticipation of this major informatics event, I spoke to Dr. Umair Shah, former President of NACCHO and Executive Director of Harris County Public Health in Texas about why he's looking forward to PHIC and what he thinks attendees will get out of it. He also told me all about Harris County's data warehouse, an exciting informatics project that serves as a guiding example to agencies looking to break down health data siloes within their own divisions.

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Piper Hale

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