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Technology & Public Health 101

Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) make it possible for anyone to improve personal health & determine the course of decisions regarding the health of their community. With ICT we can hold power accountable for our health.

Location: Portland, Oregon
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Telemedicine in Denmark does more from a distance

Started by Maximillian Phillips May 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Telemedicine has been around for a while now.  But today the speed of connections has made seeing a doctor from your home while standing/sitting in front of a video camera a real option.  Denmark, a…Continue

Tags: PACS, Claus_Pederson, Odense_University, Denmark, telemedicine

WEST OAKLAND HEALTH ACTIVISTS GO MOBILE ON AIR QUALITY

Started by Marisel Brown. Last reply by Beatrice Yearwood Dec 27, 2010. 1 Reply

"Circled by three freeways, scattered with industrial factories and a stone’s throw from one of the largest ports in the United States, West Oakland has a high pollution rate. According to a report…Continue

Tags: Port_of_Oakland, Oakland, public_health, Alameda_County, RAMP

Wireless sensor network tracks close proximity interaction to study flu virus transmission

Started by Beatrice Yearwood Dec 23, 2010. 0 Replies

Researchers at Stanford had every single person on a school site carry a device that tracked their every move in relation to others.  "The devices logged more than 760,000 incidents when two people…Continue

Tags: wireless_network, GIS, school, flu, mebc

Epic Systems is Best in "KLAS" for electronic medical records for the year

Started by Tamar Knox. Last reply by Marisel Brown Dec 17, 2010. 1 Reply

I am not sure if this award refers to the most recent of the EPIC EMR systems. Colleagues who work for Kaiser Permanente are not that happy with their Epic product. But it seems others are according…Continue

Tags: acute_care, Wellsoft, health_reform, meaningful_use, medical_record

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Comment by Fiona Hyde on May 20, 2010 at 11:43pm
FOR MARISEL-Re: Health technology & population health data

I took a look at your diagram & it was helpful to me to understand the idea that we need public health and city/regional planning working together to deal with the countrys' health problems. What I did not see in the population data list was socio-economic data. The Chicago Information Center has a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to take a look at a number of community indicators & I think they include health (immunization rates for kids, obesity???).
Also, an article from Diabetes Care was mentioned in a list serve I subscribe to. The article linked socio-economic status to kids being at risk for diabetes. Here is the link.

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/33/5/1065.abstract" target...
Comment by Marisel Brown on May 20, 2010 at 11:10pm
HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE PLATFORMS & POPULATION HEALTH DATA

There is an enourmous amount of information available regarding clinical health information technology in the business, IT, and clinical literature. Articles regarding integration of population health data into these clinical systems is scarce. While clinical data is clearly organized with ICD-9/10 codes & CPT codes, it seems public health as a discipline has not reached consensus regarding the data elements that constitute an expansion of population health data into built environment, food access, or key social determinants of health.
The attached diagram illustrates data categories that could be included in an expanded set of population health measures. What concerns me is that given the head start clinical data advocates have in the HIE development work underway via ARRA & PPACA, what is the outlook for the inclusion of expanded population health measures.
Click on the link to view diagram
Draft #1 Diagram of expanded population health information exchange...
 

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