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Public Health Informatics

  • Applies information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.
  • It can lead to new tools and methodologies
  • It can facilitate the goal of achieving a nation-wide, integrated healthcare system.
As an example, through the application of informatics, emerging public health threat events (e.g., bioterrorism) may be detected earlier and more efficiently, leading to improved interventions or prevention measures.

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The National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI)
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Mailstop D-78
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Tel: (404) 498-2475
Fax: (404) 498-6570