Standardized Terminology: Are you missing a vital public health tool?

You’re a public health administrator or director striving to reach the goals of Public Health 3.0, but did you know you may be missing the most vital tool you need? To accomplish the goals of Public Health 3.0, Healthy People 2030, and position your health department to collect meaningful, relevant data, you need a public health [...]

By |2022-05-11T16:53:43-05:00May 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 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

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 [...]

By |2021-02-03T18:33:10-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized|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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2020-10-30T14:38:10-05:00September 25th, 2020|Essential Public Health Services, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Standardized Terminology Gives Public Health a Voice: An Interview with Karen S. Martin

COVID-19 has turned eyes towards public health like never before. Knowing what an opportunity this is for public health to help communities recognize the value their local health departments provide as well as shine a spotlight on the services offered by public health, we thought we'd interview Karen Martin about standardized terminology, such as the [...]

By |2020-11-24T15:54:08-06:00May 19th, 2020|Standardized Terminology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Impact on Long-Term Health

What are ACEs? According to the CDC, “Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; witnessing violence in the home; and having a family member attempt or die by suicide. Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine [...]

Draft Interpretive Guidelines for HHAs: How to Appropriately Address Fraud & Abuse

The following article is republished with permission from Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.. Elizabeth is an attorney in private practice with clients from across the healthcare continuum, all over the country. She is a subject matter expert on future healthcare trends and regularly publishes articles, like the one below, which are well regarded in the healthcare [...]

By |2018-04-04T15:17:48-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you satisfied with the data you’re getting from your documentation system?

Does your documentation system provide you with a continuous stream of rich aggregated data, on all your: Employees? Programs? Pay sources? Clients? No? Then you’re likely to be missing the most important ingredient for success – wisdom. Have you got the intuitive awareness you need? Having wisdom, or ‘intuitive awareness’ in your processes, from start [...]

By |2017-12-16T00:00:11-06:00November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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