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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 [...]

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

Empowering Local Health Departments to Address Health Inequity

One of our colleagues, Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Director of the Omaha System Partnership, recently had the opportunity to speak at the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference on achieving health equity. Her presentation was titled, “Social Behavioral Determinants of Health (SBDH) & the Omaha System: [...]

What does Standardized Terminology in Healthcare really mean?

We talked previously about Why Standardized Terminology is Important  and now we’ll talk about what Standardized Terminology in Healthcare really means for public health agencies, and their clients. Interoperability Standardized terminology facilitates interoperability. Interoperability, at least in terms of healthcare, describes the ability of health information systems to work together, within and across agency borders, [...]

By |2020-11-24T16:08:53-06:00October 31st, 2017|Standardized Terminology|1 Comment

Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN to Make Exciting Presentation on SBDH at Upcoming PH Conference

Champ Software is pleased to announce that Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, was chosen as a presenter during one of the afternoon sessions for the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference (MPPHC) on Mackinac Island, October 3-5, 2017. Her topic will be, Social Behavioral Determinants of Health & the Omaha System: Empowering Local Health Departments to [...]

By |2017-10-13T16:14:45-05:00September 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services: Empowered to Exchange Data

Pat Stewart, Director of Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services (DVHHS), has seen marked success in her ability to monitor DVHHS’s client data, provide continuity of care when her clients move from one place to another, and achieve Triple Aim (population health, per capita cost, experience of care) for the clients DVHHS serves. How [...]

By |2017-10-06T10:05:31-05:00June 17th, 2016|Customer Success Story|0 Comments

Health Information Exchanges: What are They…And Why Should You Care? (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two part blog on Health Information Exchanges (HIE) – if you have not done so already, check out Health Information Exchanges: What are They...And Why Should You Care? (Part 1) to learn what HIEs are and their enormous potential benefits to clients, clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers across all [...]

By |2017-08-10T12:49:14-05:00October 15th, 2012|Blog Expert|0 Comments
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