Trainings

Trainings

The History of Public Health Informatics: Where Do We Go from Here?

URL 1: http://lms.southcentralpartnership.org/course/viewguest.php?id=200

URL 2: https://www.mchnavigator.org/trainings/south-central-troubleshooting.php

Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH . Type: Online Course. Level: Advanced. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation

What is public health informatics (PHI)? Simply put, PHI is a sub-field of public health. Program faculty will journey through the evolution of public health informatics and describe how key events over the past decade have contributed to development and utilization of many computerized systems that support public health practice. Special focus will be given to major PHI applications including syndromic surveillance. Emerging (e.g., geographic information systems, text-messaging) and future (e.g., social networking, public health information exchange) PHI applications will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss how the sub-discipline of public health informatics has evolved over time.

• Describe how health information technology (HIT) can be used to enhance public health practice.

• List potential ethical, social, and political issues associated with the development of HIT applications for public health purposes.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.