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March 21, 2017

Podcast: Mark Conde on data quality, informatics degrees and how technology shapes public health practice

I interviewed Mark in his office at Emory University earlier this month.

At the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), we often say that public health informatics is where business processes, people and technology meet to support improved health outcomes. (You can even hear Vivian Singletary, PHII’s Director, give this soundbite in the podcast opening. We really do say it a lot!) But how do people learn about business processes and technology, and how are these disciplines shaping public health practice?

In this podcast episode, I speak with Mark Conde, who is the Assistant Dean of Information Services at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Mark also serves as the Assistant Director of the school’s Executive Master of Public Health Degree in Applied Public Health Informatics. Mark talked about data quality and how new technologies continually influence the ways public health collects and analyzes data. He also describes some of the current student projects happening at Rollins, and how informatics links the worlds of health care and public health.

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