Impact of Health Information Technology Investments and Meaningful Use Requirements on the Development of Public Health Record Data

Year: 2012
Funding: NNPHI PHS Natural Experiment Award
Status: Completed

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This project assesses the impact of federal investments in health information technologies and the adoption of meaningful use criteria on the capabilities of state and local public health departments (PHDs) to collect, share, and report data related to communicable and chronic disease surveillance.  This project may influence public health policy and decision-making by delineating key factors related to partnerships and processes from the public health perspective, leading to greater success for local, regional, and statewide sharing of public health data. Project deliverables include a set of measures that can be shared with state and local PHDs to assess and track PHD data system development. This project brings together a collaborative research team from the Public Health Institute (Oakland, CA) and RTI International in North Carolina. In addition, partnerships with practitioners through an Advisory Committee inform the research team throughout the project period.                                                                                




Dawn Jacobson, formerly at Public Health Institute

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