ePublic Health & Informatics
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ePublic Health is the innovative technologies used to influence policy, standards, practice, and governance, to protect 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.
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Public Health Informatics Opportunity: HSIP and I-TIPP Host Site Application Period is Open
Host Site applications are now being accepted from state and local public health agencies to host a fellow in the Health Systems Integration Fellowship Program (HSIP) and the Informatics Training-in-Place Program (I-TIPP). HSIP and I-TIPP are two opportunities for building public health informatics capacity in your health department: HSIP will place an experienced fellow at your agency and I-TIPP provides informatics training to an existing health department employee. Interested host sites can apply for an HSIP and/or and I-TIPP fellow within the same joint application.
HSIP and I-TIPP Host Site Applications will be accepted from January 27 to March 7, 2014. For more information about the application process, click here.
The Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) Public Health Reporting Requirements Task Force, recently released the first set of Stage 2 MU Public Health Agencies (PHAs) Readiness Guidance document on April 8th. The document represents the evolving understanding of how Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations will be implemented for public health.
PHAs are strongly encouraged, though not required, to support MU2 public health objectives. These objectives represent tremendous opportunities for PHAs to improve their surveillance capabilities. Providers in public health jurisdictions that lack the capacity to support MU2 objectives will be exempted from meeting those objectives. Furthermore, MU2 regulations for the public health objectives suggest that PHAs also need to perform four (4) new administrative tasks to fully support MU2. PHAs will need to develop these processes prior to the start of MU2 (10/01/2013 for Eligible Hospitals and 01/01/2014 for Eligible Professionals). These processes are:
To learn more about Meaningful Use and what it means for local health departments visit our page here. Please click on the 'more' link to download the Stage 2 MU PHA Readiness Guidance document.More »
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