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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...

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...

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...

A Facilitator’s Companion Guide to the Informatics-Savvy Health Department Self-Assessment

February 26, 2019
This facilitator's guide will serve as the roadmap to the person within a health agency leading the self-assessment activities. It provides instructions for convening the assessment group, outlines roles and responsibilities, includes worksheets for the facilitator to fill out during the self-...

Informatics-savvy Health Department Introductory Slide Deck

February 26, 2019
This PowerPoint template can be customized and branded to an individual agency's use to introduce concepts around the informatics-savvy health department and the self-assessment activity to agency staff in order to orient the staff to the coming process and build interest and advocacy for the...

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...