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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.

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.
Tags: ACOs, health IT

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.

Health IT Systems: Costs vs. Benefits

In a recent report outlined by iHealthBeat, it was found that 71% of U.S. physicians believe the use and implementation of Health IT systems will raise health care costs.
Tags: health IT, cost

The Truth About Medical Billing

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released hospital data revealing the wide variation in medical billing.