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2012 Word of the Year: Big Data

Geoffrey Nunberg, a noted linguist and professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information, recently offered his thoughts on the word of the year.

The Cyberterrorism Threat

Regardless of the outcome of today's election, I hope the issue of cyberterrorism receives more political attention over the next four years.

LawAtlas: Tracking the Laws of Public Health

Public health informatics is about information informing action, and nowhere is that linkage more clear than in the way the law is used as a public health intervention.

Improving Health Outcomes with Digital Technology

If you’re interested in how digital technology can be used to improve health outcomes, I would encourage you to read the Institute of Medicine’s workshop summary Digital Data Improvement Priorities for Continuous Learning in Health and Health Care.

The Challenge of Viruses

If you missed it, there's a good opinion piece in Sunday's New York Times that explains the challenge of viruses present.

NACCHO Launches New Public Health Informatics Blog

I wanted to direct your attention to NACCHO's new blog, ePublic Health Talks, which promises to be a welcome addition to the online conversation about public health informatics.

Commentary on the IOM Report

I recommend this great commentary on the IOM report by David Kindig from the University of Wisconsin's Department of Population Health Sciences.

Public Radio Interview with George Isham on IOM Report

I encourage you to listen to an interview with George Isham on the newest IOM report.

Is Public Health Ready to Embrace Social Media?

The Department of Health and Human Services has just launched a new contest for developers to create a Twitter app that tracks top-trending illnesses and automatically delivers that information to public health agencies.

Coding a Better Government

If you haven't already seen it, I highly recommend this TED talk.