The 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference abstract submission process will open in December 2015; to be ready when abstracts open, start planning your abstract now. Presenters will be asked to select one of the following topic areas that most closely aligns with the content of the proposed abstract:
- Health Information Exchange and Interoperability: Describe technical strategy and business sustainability for public health engagement in the Health Information Exchange.
- Public Health IT Privacy and Security: Examine the implications of HIPAA and the HITECH Act on public health IT system security.
- Public Health Workforce Development: Outline core competencies for informatics savvy staff and best practices for developing the public health workforce.
- Public Health, Healthcare and the Learning Health System: Focus on the challenges, opportunities, and practical lessons for public health to work with healthcare providers and the future role public health departments will play in the learning health system.
- Novel Uses and Innovative Practices of Public Health Informatics: Investigate the novel uses and innovative practices developed by local and state health departments and how improvements in both technology and process have resulted in improved public health outcomes.
- Public Health Leadership, Governance, and Strategic Planning: Demonstrate approaches to define and execute agency-wide strategies for public health informatics and develop the value proposition for health IT.
- Public Health IT Infrastructure and Standards: Analyze public health and healthcare data standards, data management strategies, and technical IT infrastructure components.
- Meaningful Use and Electronic Health Records (EHRs): Explore public health uses of EHRs and the public health implications of the Meaningful Use incentive programs.
See the Conference At-A-Glance to learn how presenting at the 2016 Public Health Informatics Conference provides an opportunity to share your research and best practices with a national audience.