A national agenda for public health informatics

William A. Yasnoff, J. Marc Overhage, Betsy L. Humphreys, Martin Laventure, Kenneth W. Goodman, Lael Gatewood, David A. Ross, Joseph Reid, W. Ed Hammond, Diane Dwyer, M. Huff, Ivan Gotham, Rita Kukafka, John W. Loonsk, Michael M. Wagner

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Abstract

The American Medical Informatics Association 2001 Spring Congress brought together the public health and informatics communities to develop a national agenda for public health informatics. Discussions on funding and governance; architecture and infrastructure; standards and vocabulary; research, evaluation, and best practices; privacy, confidentiality, and security; and training and workforce resulted in 74 recommendations with two key themes: (1) all stakeholders need to be engaged in coordinated activities related to public health information architecture, standards, confidentiality, best practices, and research and (2) informatics training is needed throughout the public health workforce. Implementation of this consensus agenda will help promote progress in the application of information technology to improve public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2000

Keywords

  • Agenda
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Education
  • Informatics
  • Information systems
  • Information technolo
  • Public health
  • Recommendations
  • Software
  • Y

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Yasnoff, W. A., Marc Overhage, J., Humphreys, B. L., Laventure, M., Goodman, K. W., Gatewood, L., Ross, D. A., Reid, J., Ed Hammond, W., Dwyer, D., Huff, M., Gotham, I., Kukafka, R., Loonsk, J. W., & Wagner, M. M. (2000). A national agenda for public health informatics. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 7(6), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1097/00124784-200107060-00002