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Public Health Informatics

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, March 30, 2017  •  9am – 4pm  •  North Central Health District  •  Griffin, GA

Training Description
This course is designed for public health professionals who are seeking an overview of public health informatics. Participants do not need to have specific skills in informatics, but a desire to develop knowledge in this area. Since public health informatics is an emerging field, few public health practitioners have been formally trained in informatics. Therefore, topics will cover an introduction and history of public health informatics, public health surveillance, national standards, interoperability, privacy, and emerging trends in public health informatics. The main goal of the training is for participants to gain a better understanding of using information to improve public health practice.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define public health informatics
  • Describe the history of public health informatics
  • Describe the role of standards relevant to informatics projects and public health information systems
  • Summarize legal and ethical issues related to public health informatics, including privacy, interoperability, and information security
  • Locate various types of data and data sources at the local, state and national levels
  • Describe various applications and information systems at the local, state, and national levels

For registration information, please email hilary.merlin@emory.edu.