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This book covers all aspects of public health informatics and discusses the creation and management of an information technology infrastructure that is essential in linking state and local organizations in their efforts to gather data for the surveillance and prevention. Public health officials will have to understand basic principles of information resource management in order to make the appropriate technology choices that will guide the future of their organizations. As the major topic at the American Medical Informatics
Association's (AMIA) spring congress in 2001, public health has moved into the spotlight, given the importance of implementing a population-
based health approach and to addressing chronic health conditions.
This book marks the first systematic effort to provide informatics principles and examples of practice in a public health context. In doing so, it clarifies the ways in which newer information technologies will improve individual and community health status. This book's primary purpose is to consolidate key information and promote a strategic approach to information systems and development, making it a resource for use by faculty and students of public health, as well as the practicing public health professional.
Chapter highights include: The Governmental and Legislative Context of
Informatics; Assessing the Value of Information Systems; Ethics,
Information Technology, and Public Health; and Privacy,
Confidentiality, and Security. Review questions are featured at the end of every chapter. Aside from its use for public health professionals, the book will be used by schools of public health,
clinical and public health nurses and students, schools of social work, allied health, and environmental sciences. Drs. O'Carroll and
Yasnoff are public health specialists at the Centers for Disease
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387954745
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Health Informatics Series
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Series Preface

Part I. The Context for Public Health Informatics
Chapter 1. Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chapter 2. History and Significance of Information Systems and Public Health
John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH
Chapter 3. Better Health Through Informatics: Managing Information to Deliver Value
Marion Ball, EdD
Chapter 4. The Governmental and Legislative Context of Informatics
John Christiansen, JD

Part II. The Science of Public Health Informatics
Chapter 5. Information Architecture
Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chapter 6. Core Competencies in Public Health Informatics
Janise Richards, MS, MPH, PhD
Chapter 7. Assessing the Value of Information Systems
Pete Kitch, MBA
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Chapter 8. Managing IT Personnel and Projects
Pete Kitch, MBA
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Chapter 9. Public Health Informatics and Organizational Change
Nancy M. Lorenzi, PhD
Robert T. Riley, PhD
Chapter 10. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Public Health Information
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Chapter 11. Data Standards in Public Health Informatics
Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH
Jac Davies, MS, MPH
Alan Sim, MS
Chapter 12. Evaluation for Public Health Informatics
Deborah Lewis, EdD, RN, MPH
Chapter 13. Ethics, Information Technology, and Public Health: Duties and Challenges in Computational Epidemiology
Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD

Part III. Key Public Health Information Systems
Chapter 14. The National Vital Statistics System
Mary Anne Freedman
James A. Weed, PhD
Chapter 15. Morbidity Data
Linda K. Demlo, PhD
Jane F. Gentleman, PhD
Chapter 16. Risk Factor Information Systems
Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM
Eve Powell-Griner, MA, PhD
Deborah Holtzman, PhD
G. David Williamson, PhD
Chapter 17. Informatics of Toxicology and Environmental Public Health
Edwin M. Kilbourne, MD, FACP, FACPM
Chapter 18. Knowledge-Based Information and Systems
Neil Rambo, MLS
Christine Beahler, MLS

Part IV. New Challenges, Emerging Systems
Chapter 19. New Means of Data Collection
Denise Koo, MD, MPH
Meade Morgan, PhD
Claire Broome, MD
Chapter 20. New Means for Increasing Data Accessibility
Robb Chapman
Chapter 21. Geographic Information Systems
Carol L. Hanchette, PhD
Chapter 22. Immunization Registries: Critical Tools for Sustaining Success
Rob Linkins, MPH, PhD
Chapter 23. Decision Support and Expert Systems in Public Health
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Perry L. Miller, MD, PhD
Chapter 24. Promoting the Delivery of Preventive Medicine in Primary Care
Larry L. Dickey, MD, MPH
John D. Piette, PhD

Part V. Case Studies: Applications of Information Systems Development
Chapter 25. Policy Issues in Developing Information Systems for Public Health Surveillance of Communicable Diseases
Ivan J. Gotham, PhD
Perry F. Smith, MD
Guthrie S. Birkhead, MD, MPH
Michael C. Davisson
Chapter 26. Networking/Connecting People in a Sustainable Way: Information Network for Public Health Officials (INPHO)
Ron Seymour
Fran Muskopf, BS
Chapter 27. The Community Health Information Movement: Where It's Been, Where It's Going
Richard D. Rubin
Chapter 28. Developing the Missouri Integrated Public Health Information System
Garland Land, MPH,
Nancy L. Hoffman, RN, MSN
Rex Peterson
Chapter 29. Using Information Systems to Build Capacity: A Public Health Improvement Tool Box
Jerry A. Schultz, PhD
Stephen B. Fawcett, PhD
Vincent T. Francisco, PhD
Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD
Chapter 30. Using Data to Meet a Policy Objective: Community Health Assessment Practice with the CATCH Data Warehouse
James Studnicki, ScD, MBA, MPH
Alan R. Hevner, PhD
Donald J. Berndt, PhD
Chapter 31. International Networking: Addressing the Challenge of Emerging Infections
Ann Marie Kimball, MD, MPH, FACPM
Tiffany Harris, BS
Chapter 32. Case Study: An Immunization Data Collection System for Private Providers
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Chapter 33. Public Health Informatics in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Lewis E. Berman, MS
Yechiam Ostchega, PhD, RN
Debra S. Reed-Gillette, BA
Kathryn Porter, MD, MS
Chapter 34. Epilogue: The Future of Public Health Informatics
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI
Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM
Denise Koo, MD, MPH
Robert Linkins, MPH, PhD
Edwin M. Kilbourne, MD


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