Global Public Health Informatics Program (GPHIP)
Informatics shapes public health programs by ensuring that critical information is available for making sound decisions. We work with partners to create efficient health systems through standardizing data collection, analysis, storage, and reporting systems to improve surveillance and response.
What is Public Health Informatics?
While there are many definitions for public health informatics, the following succinctly defines the science and its practical application:
Public health informatics is the “…systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.”
Source: O’Carroll. In O’Carroll et al. Public health informatics and information systems, 2003