Health Information Technology and Informatics

Thanks to innovations in medicine and technology, people are living longer in the United States. In fact, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older in 2020. This means that the development, implementation, and interoperability of health information systems that improve healthcare delivery is more important than ever. Informatics — the applied science of information and computer information systems — streamlines healthcare systems to enable clearer communication between providers, expand access to and ensure continuity in care across the lifespan, and improve the public's health.

NACCHO has a number of initiatives aimed at helping local health departments advance the use of informatics at their agency. Please contact phinformatics@naccho.org with any questions.

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Webcast: EHR to Advance Chronic Disease Surveillance

Learn how EHR data is used in chronic disease surveillance & environmental public health tracking.

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Public Health Informatics: A Call to Action

Discover challenges & opportunities for integrating informatics into local public health.

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Webinar: Syndromic Surveillance Technical Assistance

Highlights technical assistance projects, lessons learned, and recommendations for future TA models.

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Webinar: Syndromic Surveillance Technical Assistance