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Topic: Planning and development

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Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department. Part III: Ensuring Well-Designed and Effectively Used Information Systems

February 26, 2019
The final installment in a three-part series on "Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department," this article provides examples of the types of questions a senior leader or manager could ask. These questions in part are excerpted from “Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department:...

Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department. Part II: Creating a Skilled Workforce

February 26, 2019
This article builds on the first in the "Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department" series to discuss the steps needed and questions to be asked to create a skilled workforce with needed informatics knowledge and competencies.

Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department II: Operations and Tactics

February 26, 2019
This piece builds on the first article in the "Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department" series to delve more deeply into operations and best practices for building an informatics-savvy health department.

Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department: Part I, Vision and Core Strategies

February 26, 2019
The first in the "Building an Informatics-Savvy Health Department" series, this article provides an entry-point to and overview of core concepts related to the informatics-savvy health department.

Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department. Part I: Assessment and Governance

February 26, 2019
To achieve the outcome of an informatics-savvy health department, managers and leaders should commit to (1) creating a shared vision and governance approach guided by effective leadership, (2) creating a skilled workforce, and (3) ensuring well-designed and effectively used information systems....

The Information Imperative for Public Health: A Call to Action to Become Informatics-Savvy

February 26, 2019
This capstone column summarizes the action agencies need to take to become informatics-savvy.

Building the Business Case for Public Health Information Systems

February 26, 2019
To address key challenges and to accelerate the design, deployment, and operation of robust information systems, agencies must develop a strong business case for investment in these systems. This column describes the essential components of a sound business case and then delineate the elements of a...

Key Considerations for Establishing a Public Health Informatics Program

February 26, 2019
Many health departments are struggling with the logistics of building public health informatics capacity within their agencies, particularly creating informatics job descriptions that are not IT classifications, and knowing how to organize informatics within the agency. While there is no single,...

Information Governance for Public Health

February 26, 2019
As you identify your priorities and strategies for building an informatics-savvy health department, a critical area to develop or enhance is information governance. If an overall purpose of being informatics-savvy is to improve your health department’s or program’s use of information and...

Advancing Electronic Case Reporting of Sexually Transmitted Infections

March 15, 2018
Leveraging electronic health record (EHR) data for case reporting of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can dramatically lessen the burden of current manual reporting mechanisms for clinicians and public health agencies alike. Automating the building and sending of STI case reports with EHR...