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.
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