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.
LHD Action Items:
In the Spotlight
Archived Webinar: Big Data - Engaging in Public Health Surveillance beyond the Confines of the Local Health Department
Did you miss the hour long webinar on April 30th? View the archived recording and learn about Chicago Department of Public Health's use of big data and Johns Hopkins University's research on the use of social media as a new data source for public health.More »
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 »
The ePublic Health Blog is your new read! The blog hopes to facilitate dialogue among local health department professionals interested in ePublic Health and Informatics. The blog will highlight news, conferences, webinars, tools, etc. The blog encourages creative discussions and development of new ideas within the community. Follow the blog and don’t miss the latest information in public health innovation.
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