PUBH6718: Introduction to Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

2 Credits

Public health is an information-intense enterprise. Surveillance systems provide information oninfectious disease tracking, disease clusters, food-borne outbreaks, and injuries. Registries in publichealth contain information on vital statistics such as birth, death, cancer, and immunizations.Introduction to Public Health Informatics describes these public health information systems, their rolein providing data for decision-making and addressing inequities in health. Key issues in managing thisinformation effectively, such as data analytics, decision support, data standards, health informationexchange, privacy and security are discussed.

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