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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...

Informatics Academy

February 27, 2019
PHII's Informatics Academy offers practice-based training sessions, online learning solutions and downloadable resources in the field of public health informatics.

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.

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.

Informatics-savvy Health Department Toolkit

February 26, 2019
This toolkit walks agencies through the process of assessing their own informatics readiness and current state and then using that assessment to inform strengthening and strategic activities – allowing them to scale up informatics capacity to meet the evolving needs of the modern public health...

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.