Informatics Areas

Public Health Informatics

Public Health Informatics is the application of informatics in areas of public health, including surveillance, reporting, and health promotion. Public health informatics, and its corollary, population informatics, are concerned with groups rather than individuals.

Public Health Informatics

Public Health Informatics is the application of informatics in areas of public health, including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion. Public health informatics and the related population informatics, work on information and technology issues from the perspective of groups of individuals. Public health is extremely broad and can even touch on the environment, work and living places and more. Generally, AMIA focuses on those aspects of public health that enable the development and use of interoperable information systems for public health functions such as biosurveillance, outbreak management, electronic laboratory reporting and prevention.

PHI Working Group

AMIA membership includes participation in the Public Health Working Group, which also presents webinars and PreSymposia sessions at the Annual Symposium.

Webinars

Public Health Informatics webinars are available for general viewing (membership not required). The current webinar schedule is updated frequently.  Webinars are a free member benefit or $50 for non-members.

Education

AMIA offers virtual distance learning informatics training through 10x10 courses presented by university partners. More than 35,000 CE credits have been granted through the 10x10 program.

University of Utah offers an introductory and foundational course on Clinical and Public Health terminologies and standards.