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Topic: Methods and tools

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Toolkit for Planning an EHR-based Surveillance Program

February 27, 2019
This toolkit provides a framework for successfully using information from electronic health records systems (EHR) for public health surveillance by creating a value case, engaging stakeholders, implementing appropriate technologies, and ultimately using information to improve health.

Reframing Public Health Informatics: A Communications Toolkit

February 27, 2019
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...

The Informatics-savvy Health Department Self-assessment Tool

February 26, 2019
The core component of the Informatics-savvy Health Department toolkit, this self-assessment tool will be the chief focus of the stakeholder group convened to assess the agency. It allows the stakeholders to move through each component of the Capability Maturity Model and score their agency on...

Interoperability for Public Health Agencies: A Self-assessment Tool

February 26, 2019
Interoperability is defined as the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data and use the information that has been exchanged. This companion to the Informatics-savvy Health Department Self-assessment allows agencies to score and...

Developing a Strategic Informatics Roadmap

February 26, 2019
Prior to developing a long-term informatics capacity-building strategy, an agency must first identify and act on critical success factors. This set of guidelines and considerations offers guidance for developing a strategic and operational plan.

Public Health Informatics Profile Toolkit

February 26, 2019
The Public Health Informatics Profile Toolkit was designed as a resource for state and local health departments to assess needs and readiness for health information exchange in today's rapidly changing health information environment.

Leveraging Clinical Data for Public Health and Hypertension Surveillance

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...

Informatics metaphor animation videos

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.

Interoperability for Public Health Agencies: A Self-Assessment Tool

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...

Planning Toolkit for Preparing to Access CMS 90-10 Funding for Public Health

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.