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Public Health Informatics has been defined as “the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.”1 At the Institute, we think of it as the tools and practices that enable public health practitioners to apply information effectively to improve health outcomes.
The Informatics Academy will build, over time, a portfolio of professional education and training courses aimed at the needs of the public health practitioner. “Informatics for Public Health Program Managers” will be offered broadly in the fall of 2012.
At present, we are refining the “Informatics for Public Health Program Managers” offering. The curriculum and content of this course has been tested and evaluated rigorously in cooperation with over 30 public health practitioners. The course will be a distance-based format, mixed with some in-person instruction.
No, the Institute is a program of The Task Force for Global Health, a private 501(C)3 non-profit organization affiliated with Emory University. Our projects are funded by a variety of government agencies and private foundations. We are a mission-driven organization, only engaging in those activities that advance our mission: To improve health outcomes worldwide by transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively.
Generally, the Institute does not provide individual consulting services. We work with specific public health departments, associations and practitioners only under the structure of a given Institute project, where they may be grantees of the funder, recruited workgroup members or subject matter experts, or other partners involved in the execution of the project, on behalf of the funder.
We do not develop software, nor do we get directly involved with software recommendation or selection. However, our approach and our work help public health agencies and associations identify and articulate their requirements for specific information system solutions to effectively support their work. This work results in functional requirements that can then be used to inform the software evaluation and selection process, ensuring that the solution fits the needs, and improving user acceptance of the information system. For select requirements projects, we have assessed vendors as compared to the collaboratively developed requirements. We have provided this assessment as a tool for individual public health agencies to use in evaluating the best vendor to meet their specific needs.
Usually, the Institute works with its funders and public health partners on projects to collaboratively develop information system requirements that address and advance the public health enterprise as a whole. Some examples of these projects may be found under the Requirements Lab line-of-business page. The work products of these projects, in the form of documented work processes and functional requirements for information systems to support the work, are freely available for download and use by public health agencies at all levels. These can be found on the Resources page, under the Business Process Analysis/Redesign and Requirements Development topics. You may submit an inquiry about a Requirements Lab project from our Get in Touch page.
You should contact the JPHIT public health association member with which you are most closely aligned to see if that association can get you involved. A list of member associations can be found on the JPHIT project page, under our Practice Support line of business. More information about JPHIT is also available on the JPHIT website, www.jphit.org.