Status of Local Health Department Informatics: Summary Results from the 2010 NACCHO Informatics Needs Assessment (PDF)

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Year Published: 2010
Product Code: NA335PDF
Format: PDF

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act placed renewed focus on health information technology and health information exchange. Local health departments require more tools that specifically assist with improving their populations’ health. However, to chart a path to a modern public health enterprise, one must first understand local health departments' informatics capabilities and identify existing needs. This report presents key findings from NACCHO's Informatics Needs Assessment to illustrate local health departments' structure, capacity, and function regarding public health data.

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