Informatics Solutions Development

Informaticians are responsible for designing the processes and systems that enable public health professionals to do their jobs. They plan information workflows and systems according to the needs of all users.
We take these ideas into account by supporting and driving a full development lifecycle to build new informatics solutions that improve public health—from process analysis to data exchange, warehousing and visualization.
At the start of each project ...
we map out business processes and define functional requirements—a crucial step in identifying capabilities required of an information system—to develop or acquire a new system. We apply a facilitated collaborative approach that engages all stakeholders for developing public health information system requirements—our Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM)™.

Through CRDM™, we assist U.S. and global agencies in clearly documenting work processes, identifying areas of improvement and defining the requirements that outline how information systems should support that work, all with the buy-in and support of key partners. Our recommendations can include conducting vendor analyses and helping partners determine if an existing or custom software solution is the best way to proceed, or recruiting implementation partners to facilitate and evaluate pilot tests for new informatics approaches.

PHII is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded as the Task Force for Child Survival in 1984. The Task Force is affiliated with Emory University.