Health Information Technology Revolution - Implications for Public Health; CANCELLED ON 5/30/13
Sunday, June 9, 2013: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
104 (Pasadena Convention Center)
The Meaningful Use (MU) regulations, part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the Affordable Care Act helped accelerate health information technology (HIT) adoption in the past several years, and increasingly, state and local health departments are seeking to include HIT in their strategies to measure and manage population health.  This workshop has been tailored to provide an overview of the current HIT landscape to stakeholders in population health management.  The workshop will emphasize practical application and benefits that HIT transformation provides to those outside the traditional healthcare delivery system and specific examples that many local public health agencies may be involved in.  The workshop has been crafted to provide baseline knowledge of HIT.

CSTE Staff Contact:
Annie Tran

  • Describe the national policy initiatives that drive HIT adoption.
  • Understand the current HIT terminology, Information systems within healthcare domain, and national HIT infrastructure design.
  • Learn about HIT’s role in quality improvement, care coordination, patient engagement, self-management, shared decision making, remote monitoring, telemedicine, and transitions of care.
  • Understand the role of HIT in population health management, epi and surveillance, and registries.
  • Understand the role of social media and mobile technologies in patient engagement and population health.
  • Discuss promising HIT enabled practices in public health.