3036.0 The Role of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Research in the Elimination of Health Disparities

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
The elimination of health [and health care] disparities remains an elusive goal for our nation. This session will discuss the role of HIT in the evaluation of these disparities. The session will also help participants understand how HIT facilitates data collection in this area, and how these data are vital to the public health infrastructure of any major city.
Session Objectives: *Understand how to monitor health disparities through accurate data collection of patient information using the following fields: race, ethnicity, preferred language, and level of education. *Discuss the emergence of Populomics and its relation to HIT. *Explain what is required of a successful public health approach to developing a practical informatics application.

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Public Health Nursing, Social Work

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