What Is A Workflow and How Can Workflows Benefit Public Health Departments and Staff?

Workflows are in use across a variety of industries but workflows benefit public health departments in particular. Public health department staff have many requirements and procedures to follow as well as copious amounts of data to collect and manage. In addition, those requirements can change and procedures may need to be updated. Workflows are a [...]

By |2021-07-30T12:44:43-05:00July 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Standardized Data: A Powerful Tool for Public Health

When public health captures standardized data by using an electronic health record (EHR) with a standardized taxonomy it gives public health professionals a powerful voice in the healthcare marketplace. A review of the evolution of public health and its correlation to data collection and use will help clarify the importance of good solid data. Public [...]

By |2021-06-02T15:34:55-05:00May 28th, 2021|Standardized Terminology|0 Comments

Standardized Terminology for the Future of Public Health

What is standardized terminology? If you’ve read our previous articles, you may already know, “a standardized terminology is simply a common language, nomenclature, classification, or taxonomy designed to be shared among users. Standardized terminology allows interoperability between technologies like electronic health records.” Standardized terminology helps clinicians, providers, public health workers, and others communicate their interventions, [...]

By |2021-04-30T23:47:30-05:00April 30th, 2021|Standardized Terminology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Standardized Terminology and Social Determinants of Health

What Is Standardized Terminology? As we’ve outlined in previous articles, a standardized terminology is simply a common language, nomenclature, classification, or taxonomy designed to be shared among users. Standardized terminology allows interoperability between technologies like electronic health records. A good standardized terminology is research-based and meets criteria for interoperability. We’ve previously written an article outlining [...]

Social Needs vs Social Determinants of Health: What Is the Difference and How to Document them At the Local Level

Social Determinants of Health have increasingly filtered into the public health vocabulary over the past few years and, recently, featured prominently in the Healthy People 2030 framework. Some terminology you may not be as familiar with though, is “social needs.” Social needs and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), while they sound similar, address two different [...]

What Do The Revised EPHS Mean for PHAB Accreditation?

Introduction: If you’ve been following our series on the revised essential services, then you may have read our previous article discussing how the EPHS fit in with other public health frameworks. One of the frameworks we discussed, was the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation standard. While that article overviews the history of PHAB, the [...]

By |2020-11-03T21:09:11-06:00October 30th, 2020|Essential Public Health Services|0 Comments

How Do The Revised EPHS Fit In With Other Public Health Frameworks?

If you've been following this article series, you know we've been discussing the September 9, 2020 live reveal of the newly revised 10 Essential Public Health Services. In this article, we’ll explore how the revised EPHS compare to other public health frameworks, as described by the committee who revealed the revised essential services during the [...]

The 2020 Revision of the Essential Public Health Services: Centering Equity

If you read our previous article, "What is the value of the revised EPHS for Public Health, Tribal Health, and State Health Departments?" you know that we've been discussing the September 9, 2020 live reveal of the newly revised 10 Essential Public Health Services. The webinar reveal included a thorough presentation of the need for [...]

By |2020-10-30T14:39:16-05:00October 9th, 2020|Essential Public Health Services|0 Comments

What is the value of the revised EPHS for Public Health, Tribal Health, and State Health Departments?

If you are familiar with the history of the Essential Public Health Services (EPHS), you know that the EPHS were originally drafted 25 years ago. While the revision of the essential services began in 2019, pre-COVID-19, the release of the revised EPHS could not be timelier. During the reveal of the newly revised EPHS in [...]

10 Questions to Ask Your EHR Vendor Before Purchasing

The search for an electronic health record (EHR) that is right for your health department can be time consuming and, at times, overwhelming. You want to ensure you find an EHR that meets the specific needs of your health department and is a great fit for your workflow. Here are ten questions you can ask [...]

By |2020-10-06T16:40:54-05:00July 10th, 2020|EHR|0 Comments
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