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The AIDS-free generation: PHII’s role in Obama’s HIV/AIDS global health policy

A recent report from the CSIS Global Health Policy Center does an excellent job of summarizing President Obama’s global health policy, particularly around HIV/AIDS.

Taking the World AIDS Day challenge: on the ground in Mozambique

In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced one theme for all World AIDS Days through 2015: “Getting to zero."

Field photo roundup

PHII works on projects domestically and around the world, from Minnesota to Botswana. Our staff is tasked with building information capacity to improve global health outcomes in these areas.
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The power of partnership: public health rises to the meaningful use 3 challenge

Last week, the Health IT Policy Committee’s Meaningful Use Workgroup made a decision that immediately caused a stir in the public health community.

Private health care finds population health

As the ACA is implemented, the American health care system is moving from its previous fee-for-service model to one that is more of a value-based purchasing model.

Celebrating the life and work of Bill Watson

The Public Health Informatics Institute mourns the recent passing of Bill Watson, friend, leader and titan of innovation in public health.

Clean Sweeps in the Rust Belt: Buffalo, NY Uses Big Data to Improve Neighborhoods

In Buffalo, NY, city departments are working together as part of the Operation Clean Sweep program to improve the most challenged neighborhoods.

“Struck by Orca”: An Illustrated Guide to ICD-10

A new illustrated book pokes fun at bizarre ICD-10 codes like “Z62.891 Sibling rivalry” and “W56.22xA Struck by orca, initial encounter.”

Empowering Public Health: The Creation and Adoption of Standards

PHII recently provided recommendations on public health standards to the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics at their request.

Moving Towards an Enterprise Approach to Public Health

With the advent of large scale automation in the personal health care sector, public health has the opportunity to move from narrowly-viewed surveillance systems to an enterprise view.