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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
As a proud collaborator, NACCHO invites you to gather with us and other champions of health from around the world at the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS19), February 11–15, 2019 in Orlando, FL. A member discount is also available for NACCHO members: simply se
lect our organization from the "Conference Collaborating Organizations" drop-down during registration, and enter the code COLLABH19.
Hosted biennially by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the next Public Health Informatics Conference will take place in August 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Stay tuned for more information!