Public Health Informatics and Information Systems

  • Patrick W. O’Carroll
  • Laura H. Ripp
  • William A. Yasnoff
  • M. Elizabeth Ward
  • Ernest L. Martin

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Context for Public Health Informatics

  3. The Science of Public Health Informatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-83
    2. Patrick W. O’Carroll
      Pages 85-97
    3. Janise Richards
      Pages 98-113
    4. Pete Kitch, William A. Yasnoff
      Pages 114-158
    5. Pete Kitch, William A. Yasnoff
      Pages 159-178
    6. Nancy M. Lorenzi, Robert T. Riley
      Pages 179-198
    7. Daniel B. Jernigan, Jac Davies, Alan Sim
      Pages 213-238
    8. Deborah Lewis
      Pages 239-250
  4. Key Public Health Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-268
    2. Mary Anne Freedman, James A. Weed
      Pages 269-285
    3. Linda K. Demlo, Jane F. Gentleman
      Pages 286-315
    4. Patrick W. O’Carroll, Eve Powell-Griner, Deborah Holtzman, G. David Williamson
      Pages 316-334

About this book


Let us not go over the old ground, let us rather prepare for what is to come. —Marcus Tullius Cicero Improvements in the health status of communities depend on effective public health and healthcare infrastructures. These infrastructures are increasingly electronic and tied to the Internet. Incorporating emerging technologies into the service of the community has become a required task for every public health leader. The revolution in information technology challenges every sector of the health enterprise. Individuals, care providers, and public health agencies can all benefit as we reshape public health through the adoption of new infor- tion systems, use of electronic methods for disease surveillance, and refor- tion of outmoded processes. However, realizing the benefits will be neither easy nor inexpensive. Technological innovation brings the promise of new ways of improving health. Individuals have become more involved in knowing about, and managing and improving, their own health through Internet access. Similarly, healthcare p- viders are transforming the ways in which they assess, treat, and document - tient care through their use of new technologies. For example, point-of-care and palm-type devices will soon be capable of uniquely identifying patients, s- porting patient care, and documenting treatment simply and efficiently.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick W. O’Carroll
    • 1
  • Laura H. Ripp
    • 2
  • William A. Yasnoff
    • 3
  • M. Elizabeth Ward
    • 4
  • Ernest L. Martin
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Northwest Center for Public Health PracticeUniversity of Washington school of Public HealthSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Crystal InsightsGovernment Division of Metatomix, Inc.WalthamUSA
  3. 3.Public Health Informatics InstituteDecaturUSA
  4. 4.Community Health Information Technology AllianceFoundation for Health Care QualitySeattleUSA
  5. 5.Electronic Data SystemsRoswellUSA
  6. 6.Truett-McConnell CollegeWatkinsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3018-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22745-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
  • About this book