On August 7, the Institute’s Informatics Academy achieved an important milestone—the first cohort of state and local public health practitioners completed the 2-month online short course, “Designing and Managing Public Health Informati
In an effort to determine how public health can use EHRs to analyze population health trends, New York City is developing the NYC Macroscope, a population health surveillance system that uses EHRs to track chronic conditions
I would like to bring to your attention a new ASPE report, Assessing the Status and Prospects of State and Local Health Department Information Technology Infrastructure, produced by NORC at the University of
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released hospital data revealing the wide variation in medical billing.
“What do we want? Evidence-based change. When do we want it? After peer review.”
As the provisions of the HITECH act become the law of the medical reimbursement landscape, the provisions of meaningful use are gaining wider public attention.
Two articles discussing the pros and cons of Google Flu Trends and CDC in predicting flu severity were recently brought to my attention.