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J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2001 Nov-Dec;8(6):535-45.

A national agenda for public health informatics: summarized recommendations from the 2001 AMIA Spring Congress.

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. WYasnoff@cdc.gov

Abstract

The AMIA 2001 Spring Congress brought together members of the the public health and informatics communities to develop a national agenda for public health informatics. Discussions of funding and governance; architecture and infrastructure; standards and vocabulary; research, evaluation, and best practices; privacy, confidentiality, and security; and training and workforce resulted in 74 recommendations with two key themes-that all stakeholders need to be engaged in coordinated activities related to public health information architecture, standards, confidentiality, best practices, and research; and that informatics training is needed throughout the public health workforce. Implementation of this consensus agenda will help promote progress in the application of information technology to improve public health.

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