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November 3, 2016
Reframing Public Health Informatics is a collection of evidence-based framing recommendations and sample communications designed to help the public health workforce talk about informatics – what it is, how it works, and why its contributions are so important to achieving the goal of improved population health.
April 25, 2014
PHII worked with CDC, ASTHO and NACCHO to develop four template job descriptions for executive, managerial, professional and clinical informatics positions.
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February 26, 2019
This toolkit walks agencies through the process of assessing their own informatics readiness and current state and then using that assessment to inform strengthening and strategic activities – allowing them to scale up informatics capacity to meet the evolving needs of the modern public health...
February 26, 2019
The core component of the Informatics-savvy Health Department toolkit, this self-assessment tool will be the chief focus of the stakeholder group convened to assess the agency. It allows the stakeholders to move through each component of the Capability Maturity Model and score their agency on...
February 26, 2019
Interoperability is defined as the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data and use the information that has been exchanged. This companion to the Informatics-savvy Health Department Self-assessment allows agencies to score and...
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...
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...
May 17, 2017
In 2016, the City of York Bureau of Health was ready to invest in an electronic information system to support its clinical services and community prevention efforts. The bureau partnered with the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) and completed PHII’s Collaborative Requirements Development...
January 24, 2017
Interoperability is defined as the ability of information systems and software applications to communicate; to exchange data accurately, effectively, and consistently; and to use the information that has been exchanged. While interoperability efforts often focus on technology, it is important to...
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.
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...
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...