Key Concepts and Terms in Public Health Informatics: Public Health Informatics Basics, Module 2
Length: 25 minutes
This training is a collaborative effort developed by the NC PERRC Informatics Training Workgroup. The first module in the series, Introduction to Public Health Informatics, provides the foundation for this module.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Define key terms related to public health informatics presented in 4 categories:
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1|
|Use software tools that support public health data acquisition, entry, abstraction, analysis, and reporting (II.C.2)|
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|11) Uses information technology to collect, store, and retrieve data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
Public Health Informatics Workshop presented by Javad Mostfa, PhD, Ed Baker, MD, Jean-Marie Maillard, MD in December 2009 and funded by mini-grant from NCPERRC.
O'Carroll PW, Yasnoff WA, Ward ME, et al, eds. Public Health Informatics and Information Systems. New York: Springer Publishing; 2003.
Database System Concepts http://cnx.org/content/m28156/latest
Informatics on the Org Chart: An enterprise-wide organizational focus for informatics. Connections Newsletter, Fall 2007 [cited 2011 Oct 12]. Available from: URL:
Public Health Data Standards Consortium http://www.phdsc.org/default.asp
Public Health Informatics: An Overview of Key Issues. http://apha.confex.com/apha/responses/134am/6219.ppt
Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
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- Continuing Nursing Education Credit
Continuing education credit is provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
PHNPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Reviewer: Hazel Moore, MSN
Continuing Education Specialist
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
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