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November 23, 2015
Successfully using information from electronic health records systems (EHR) for public health surveillance requires creating a value case, engaging stakeholders, implementing appropriate technologies, and ultimately using information to improve health.
November 3, 2016
Reframing Public Health Informatics is a collection of evidence-based framing recommendations and sample communications designed to help the public health workforce talk about informatics – what it is, how it works, and why its contributions are so important to achieving the goal of improved population health.
April 25, 2014
PHII worked with CDC, ASTHO and NACCHO to develop four template job descriptions for executive, managerial, professional and clinical informatics positions.
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January 26, 2018
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to public health agencies seeking to implement chronic disease surveillance using electronic health record (EHR) data, including considerations that should be discussed with clinical health information technology (IT) stakeholders, and suggest...
May 17, 2017
In 2016, the City of York Bureau of Health was ready to invest in an electronic information system to support its clinical services and community prevention efforts. The bureau partnered with the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) and completed PHII’s Collaborative Requirements Development...
April 6, 2017
These videos were developed to visually illustrate the three key public health informatics metaphors developed for the communications toolkit: informaticians as data logisticians, informaticians as information architects and informaticians as information translators.
January 24, 2017
Interoperability is defined as the ability of information systems and software applications to communicate; to exchange data accurately, effectively, and consistently; and to use the information that has been exchanged. While interoperability efforts often focus on technology, it is important to...
January 20, 2017
The purpose of this toolkit is to unravel some of the complexity of the CMS 90-10 Matching Funding Program and to prepare public health agencies with the information needed to make an informed, credible and effective overture to their Medicaid programs about applying for these funds.
November 23, 2016
This tool can help you develop a structured and logical way to describe the data quality used to generate metrics for chronic disease surveillance, addressing both data validity and reliability.
November 23, 2016
This tool helps planners select a free Analysis, Visualization, and Reporting (AVR) software product appropriate for the type of data being used. It also outlines some of the necessary skill sets of the data analyst and additional system requirements to use these products.
Systematic Collaborative Approach to Improve Public Health Programs: Leveraging Immunization Registration Example
November 18, 2016
Public health programs can benefit from systematic collaborative approaches that use business analysis and structured facilitation techniques to effectively address strategic and operational challenges. This report is intended to provide practical guidance for senior public health leaders and...
November 7, 2016
This document provides public health agencies with a set of information system requirements needed to support electronic health records (EHRs) for case management and clinical services. These EHR requirements are designed to be general, giving public health agencies a starting point for creating...
November 4, 2016
This academic article— a joint effort of the FrameWorks Institute, PHII and Dr. Ed Baker of UNC Chapel Hill—was published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice in 2016. The article examines current understanding of the term "public health informatics" and makes...