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Topic: Planning and development

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Electronic Health Record Requirements for Public Health Agencies

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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....