EXPLAIN HOW HEALTH INFORMATICS TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONS TO INFORM AND SUPPORT THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS.

Post by Day 3 a brief (2–3 paragraphs) description of specific health or health-related issues at a county level from the data gleaned from one these sites. From a leader’s perspective, how would you apply geographic information systems (GIS) technology in evaluating health issues, such as equity and impact? Then, explain how health informatics technology functions to inform and support the strategic planning process. Be specific and provide examples. Remember to begin interaction with your colleagues in the Discussion no later than Day 5 and continu eengaging through Day 7 by expanding on their suggestions for applications of geographic information systems technology. Provide another angle to a colleague’s use of GIS in conducting health impact assessments and provide your rationale. Readings • Shi, L., & Johnson, J. A. (2014). Novick and Morrow’s public health administration: Principles for population-based management (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. o Chapter 13, “Public Health Information Systems and Management” (pp. 267–288) o Chapter 14, “Geographic Information Systems for Public Health” (pp. 289–312) • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.-b). Foodborne diseases active surveillance network (FoodNet). Retrieved October 6, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/foodnet/ • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.-c). Geographic information systems (GIS) at CDC. Retrieved October 6, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/gis/ • Public Health Informatics Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved October 6, 2014, from http://www.phii.org/

 

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