Information systems are vital to public health work: they help practitioners collect, store and use important data that help drive public health outcomes. However, for years, public health agencies have faced challenges managing information flow in the digital era. The growing demand for enhanced electronic exchange with data and clinical partners creates a compelling business need for agencies to conduct a current state assessment of key information system capabilities to identify areas for improvement.
The Public Health Informatics Profile Toolkit provides tips, recommendations and resources to guide public health agencies in implementing a robust informatics department. It is intended to help uncover the requirements needed for current information systems to better support public health functions, to facilitate electronic exchange of information and to assist in planning efforts to modernize information systems to become more standards-based and interoperable.
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