Informatics Technical Assistance

Public health informatics is more than just technology. It’s as much about understanding and aligning the people, processes, policies and content of the data itself to produce useful information.
We build capacity in public health agencies and global ministries of health by empowering and supporting them to translate raw data into information for decision making.
PHII strengthens public health systems ...
by working directly with health agencies to create guidance for them that measures and enhances program evaluation activities, informatics planning and partnerships, and organizational practices. A few examples include tailored toolkits, self-assessments and guidance through the full process of adopting a new informatics approach.
Self-assessments guide users through examining and identifying their own informatics gaps, while toolkits are curated interactive tools and resources that strengthen informatics capacity. PHII helps contribute to national interoperability standards for data exchange — i.e., the data “languages” that allow different information systems to “talk” to each other to make health data more accessible. For example, our standards experts engage with Health Level Seven International (HL7) to ensure that informatics projects align with interoperability standards used by the healthcare community.
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.