A national agenda for public health informatics.

W. A. Yasnoff, J. M. Overhage, B. L. Humphreys, M. LaVenture, K. W. Goodman, L. Gatewood, D. A. Ross, J. Reid, W. E. Hammond, D. Dwyer, S. M. Huff, I. Gotham, R. Kukafka, J. W. Loonsk, M. M. Wagner

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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
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy


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