Last week, the Health IT Policy Committee’s Meaningful Use Workgroup made a decision that immediately caused a stir in the public health community.
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.
The National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics asked for our comments on public health standards.
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 ones that take a more comprehensive, enterprise view of the need for timely, geographically-granular, and population-specific data.
This picture tells an important story.
Wikipedia is an online resource that is typically looked down upon by academics, but in a recent interview from The Atlantic, one medical school professor suggests that writing off this widely used resource is a missed opportunity for the health care community.
In 1911, Yakima, Washington suffered one of the worst typhoid epidemics in our nation’s history. The resulting national investigation and community call to action led to the development of the essential elements of modern local public health.