4174.1: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Information Technology Tools at Work

Assessing readiness of health departments to communicate electronically, geographic information system being used to reduce disease burdens, cybernation (the computerized automation of complex system control processes) and a wide area network are discussed in this technology rich session
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Anita Burney, MPH
2:30 PMWelcoming Remarks
2:35 PMElectronic communication in Minnesota public health agencies
Myrlah Olson, MPH
2:50 PMUsing geographic information systems (GIS) to reduce burdens of disease: Merging technology and epidemiology to target respiratory disease prevention
Karen G. Johnson, BA, Sarah A. Leeds, MPH, CHES, Sarah L. Patrick, MPH, PhD
3:05 PMPublic health systems cybernation: The Wisconsin Health Alert Network
Lawrence P. Hanrahan, PhD, MS
3:20 PMCreation of a local health alert network by connecting the wide area networks of a local government public safety system and a regional cooperative health care delivery system
Andrew S. Doniger, MD, MPH, Stephen Mershon, Dan Labowitz, Ivan Gotham, PhD
3:35 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:APHA-Technology Center
Cosponsors:Health Administration

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA