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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. 

The Legacy of All Kids Count

16 years ago, PHII began as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program called All Kids Count.

Embracing Wikipedia to Improve Population Health

In a recent interview from The Atlantic, one medical school professor said writing off Wikipedia entirely is a missed opportunity for the health care community.  

Moving into Evidence-Based Practice

Two public health programs recently combined into a new single operational center funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.