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.
Join the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from August 20-23, 2018 for the next Public Health Informatics Conference, Connecting Systems and People to Improve Population Health. Visit the conference website to learn more, including how to submit an abstract (due March 5).