Information Exchange for Population Health
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is offering the course, Information Exchange for Population Health, as part of the AMIA 10x10 Program.
IUPUI’s contribution to the AMIA 10x10 program is a course that explores the electronic exchange of data, information and knowledge between clinical and public health organizations in support of population health.
Students will examine the strategic, organizational, legal, technical, and socio-political aspects of clinical and public health information exchange in the United States and abroad.
The IUPUI course's intended audience will be health care professionals, public health professionals, information technology professionals, and Health care administrators who seek to understand HIE. There are limited prerequisites. The course assumes the participant understands the basics of the United States health care system (e.g., organization and financing) as well as how care is often delivered within that system (e.g., ambulatory visit, inpatient stay).
Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD, FHIMSS
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI
Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
Before joining the faculty at Indiana University, Dr. Dixon managed research and development projects for Regenstrief and the Indiana Health Information Exchange. Dr. Dixon also developed health information applications and systems, including tools supporting the standard clinical vocabulary LOINC®, technology supporting the automated reporting of notifiable conditions to public health agencies, and tools for querying large clinical data repositories
Dr. Dixon’s research focuses on applying informatics methods and tools to improve population health in clinical as well as public health organizations. His work leverages clinical and administrative data in electronic health records to improve public health business processes, population surveillance, disability determination, continuity of care for Veterans, and community health assessment. Dr. Dixon’s research also involves the evaluation and evolution of information infrastructures as well as data quality in support of continuous use of electronic data to improve population health.
Additional AMIA-IUPUI 10x10 Faculty
Saurabh Rahurkar, DrPH
Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Health Informatics
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.