Public health informatics: improving and transforming public health in the information age.

@article{Yasnoff2000PublicHI,
  title={Public health informatics: improving and transforming public health in the information age.},
  author={William A. Yasnoff and Patrick W O'carroll and Denise Koo and Robert W Linkins and Edwin M Kilbourne},
  journal={Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={67-75}
}
Development of effective public health information systems requires understanding public health informatics (PHI), the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning. PHI is distinguished from other informatics specialties by its focus on prevention in populations, use of a wide range of interventions to achieve its goals, and the constraints of operating in a governmental context. The current need for PHI arises from… CONTINUE READING

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