Introduction to Public Health Informatics

Fee:None
Length: 15 minutes
Description:This training is a collaborative effort developed by the NC PERRC Informatics Training Workgroup. It describes the importance of informatics to public health and shows how informatics relates to many key aspects of public health.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

NC PERRC Informatics Training Workgroup

Narrator:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

Reviewer:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Use software tools that support public health data acquisition, entry, abstraction, analysis, and reporting (II.C.2)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)

References

Public Health Informatics Workshop presented by Javad Mostfa, PhD, Ed Baker, MD, Jean-Marie Maillard, MD in December 2009 and funded by mini-grant from NCPERRC.

Friede A, Blum HL, McDonald M. Public Health Informatics: How Information Age Technology Can Strengthen Public Health. Annu Rev Publ Health. 1995; 16: 239-252 [cited 2011 Oct 12]. Available from: URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7639873.

Informatics on the Org Chart: An enterprise-wide organizational focus for informatics. Connections Newsletter, Fall 2007 [cited 2011 Oct 12]. Available from: URL: http://www.phii.org/resources/doc/Informatics%20on%20the%20Org%20Chart%20final2%20%282%29.pdf.

NACCHO, What is public health informatics and what can it do for my local health department? http://www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/informatics/training.cfm

O'Carroll PW, Yasnoff WA, Ward ME, et al, eds. Public Health Informatics and Information Systems. New York: Springer Publishing; 2003.

Yasnoff WA, O'Carroll PW, Koo D, Linkins RW, Kilbourne E. Public health informatics: improving and transforming public health in the information age. J Public Health Manag Pract 2000;6:67-75

Public Health Functions Steering Committee. Public health in America. Fall 1994 [cited 2011 Oct 12]. Available from: URL: http://www.health.gov/phfunctions/public.htm.

Public Health Leadership Society. Principles of the ethical practice of public health, version 2.2 (Public Health Leadership Society website) [cited 2011 Oct 12]. Available from: URL: http://www.apha.org/NR/rdonlyres/1CED3CEA-287E-4185-9CBD-BD405FC60856/0/ethicsbrochure.pdf

US DHHS-Consensus Statement on Quality in the Public Health System http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/quality/quality/phqf-consensus-statement.html

US DHHS- Health Information Privacy: Public Health http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/special/publichealth/index.html

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