NHIT Week 2018: Connecting People and Systems for the Future of Population Health

In recognition of National Health IT Week (Oct. 8-14), NACCHO penned a blog post to join champions from across the industry in uniting to share our voices on how health IT is catalyzing change in public health and healthcare. The blog post recaps key takeaways from our 2018 Public Health Informatics Conference, which we hosted in August to explore how to better connect systems and people to improve population health. Below is an excerpt from the post:

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

This African proverb set the tone for this year’s Public Health Informatics (PHI) Conference on how we can work together to move public health informatics forward.

At the local, state, and federal levels, public health continues to face challenges – from budget constraints to workforce shortages to shifting priorities – that can make it difficult to expand the reach of services and resources. These barriers aren’t going away anytime soon. But, we can overcome them by combining our strengths and expertise to improve the collection, analysis, assessment, dissemination and application of data to make people healthier.

Read the full post! 

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *