Session ID: 

Public Health Extension of the Primary Care EHR

1:30pm - 2:30pm Tuesday, February 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


One of the state goals for Health Information Technology implementation in the United States has been to improve population and public health. Progress in public information systems has largely been separated from the adoption of electronic health records in primary care, although information collected and tracked, and care provided, in primary care setting has tremendous overlap with that needed for various public health functions. As interoperability advances, opportunities for linking the two settings can deliver important benefits to individuals and for public benefit.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize how disparate information systems from the public and healthcare sectors can improve information sharing of disease prevalence and can surface the needs of populations who are at highest risk due to their social determinants
  • Describe how predictive analytics applied to public health can improve clinical practice and policy
  • Discuss the value of leveraging data and partnerships to change the current model of clinical care from being reactive to proactive in various public health domains
  • Identify public health functions and use cases that can integrate with primary care workflows leveraging interoperable technology
  • Evaluate opportunities within current practice to apply approaches discussed in either primary care or public health settings


Chief Research Officer,
Chief Executive Officer,
Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services


Clinical Informaticists
Physician, CMO, CMIO
Public Health Practitioner