public health informatics is a complex, cutting-edge discipline that isn’t always easy to understand. “Inform Me, Informatics” explores informatics in action through stories that illustrate what this field is all about. From disease surveillance to using data analysis to promote health equity, this podcast uses storytelling to bring public health informatics concepts and theory to life.
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While I was at the NACCHO Annual Meeting this past July, I saw a presentation about Minnesota’s e-health initiative. Cathy Gagné from the Saint Paul-Ramsey Department of Public Health and Shirley Schoening Scheuler from the Minnesota Department of Health gave a presentation about their state’s e-health roadmap and the examples of electronic data sharing in various counties.
Last month I sat down with Vivian Singletary, who began her tenure as PHII’s Director in May 2016. Vivian has an MBA and spent over 15 years working for large corporations before switching to public health and joining the Task Force for Global Health in 2009. Since then, she has served as the supply chain manager for the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and the Director of PHII’s Requirements Lab.
In August, I attended the Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta, GA. I attended many great presentations, and one term I heard a lot was “eCR,” which stands for electronic case reporting. eCR essentially means that an electronic health record can send incidents of reportable cases, like certain sexually transmitted infections and other diseases, directly to public health surveillance systems.
How does national policy impact the health information available at the point of care? What role do electronic health records play in advancing health equity? Does health policy try to catch up with practice or does it set the vision for practice—or both?
Dr. David Ross is back, and this time, he’s answering questions from you, our audience! Dave is the President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health—you may remember him as the rocket scientist turned public health leader in our early episodes—and we asked him to reflect on questions about informatics and public health that our listeners provided.
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