The History of Public Health Informatics: Where Do We Go from Here?
What is public health informatics (PHI)? Simply put, PHI is a sub-field of public health. Program faculty will journey through the evolution of public health informatics and describe how key events over the past decade have contributed to development and utilization of many computerized systems that support public health practice. Special focus will be given to major PHI applications including syndromic surveillance. Emerging (e.g., geographic information systems, text-messaging) and future (e.g., social networking, public health information exchange) PHI applications will also be discussed.
Note: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Discuss how the sub-discipline of public health informatics has evolved over time
- Describe how health information technology (HIT) can be used to enhance public health practice
- List potential ethical, social, and political issues associated with the development of HIT applications for public health purposes
Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH
Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing The History of Public Health Informatics: Where Do We Go from Here?
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