A national agenda for public health informatics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Yasnoff, WA; Overhage, JM; Humphreys, BL; LaVenture, M; Goodman, KW; Gatewood, L; Ross, DA; Reid, J; Hammond, WE; Dwyer, D; Huff, SM; Gotham, I; Kukafka, R; Loonsk, JW; Wagner, MM

Published Date

  • November 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 21

PubMed ID

  • 11713752

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4659

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00124784-200107060-00002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States