The mission of the Public Health Informatics Institute is to improve health outcomes worldwide by transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively.
The Institute is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, bringing them together to learn from each other, share best practices and work together to address barriers to improving population health. This collaborative work is guided by principles and methods that have emerged from the Institute’s experience in public health, healthcare, and informatics. The Institute’s Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology applies these proven practices and principles to inform and guide the development of optimal public health information systems through a thorough analysis and understanding of the public health functions, activities and workflow that the systems must support.
Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare information systems, and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. Our primary clients are local, state and federal government agencies, as well as national and global foundations who share our commitment to the betterment of public health and community health through the effective use of information. The Institute works closely with a broad network of public health and private healthcare practitioners and community health leaders.