5032.0 Health Information Technology and Community Health Planning

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
With the availability of new technology, the healthcare field can employ it to provide better services and more effective policy. The session will highlight how web-based programs can serve as tools for community engagement to foster participation in transparent, data-informed and collaborative decision making.. Mapping and reporting tools specially focused for organizations can help better understand how issues impact people and place. The session also covers how information technology can also be used by local and state level health agencies and departments to train and prepare their employees.
Session Objectives: Identify health status indicators that are available and how these can be used for planning, policy and tracking at the community level. Demonstrate how to use reports and maps to build community and political support for improving health status. Describe web-based systems and organized public data that can help make more informed health policies and decisions. Describe how innovative learning management technology provides content for linking competencies to training, increase access for competency-based training and provide credentialing opportunities.

9:00 AM
Capacity for translational research in public health PBRNs: Results from a baseline network analysis
Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, Sharla A. Smith, MPH, Sylvia Porchia, MPH and Elaine Wootten, MA
9:15 AM
Using information technology to strengthen the public health workforce
Thomas H. Reizes, MPH, Sylvia Pirani, MPH, MS, Nancy J. Blake, MPH, CPH, Marita Murrman, EdD, MS and Guthrie S. Birkhead, MD, MPH
9:30 AM
Community Issues Management (CIM): A Web-based System for Community Health
Christopher L. Fulcher, PhD, Jeff Etchason, MD and Stephanie Browning, MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)