What is public health informatics?

This possibly could be the most popular question asked to me both at work and by my friends.
Being a visual person and an animation aficionado, I totally love these video series that  explain what is public health informatics from 3 perspectives:

1)the practitioner,

2)program manager and

3) senior leader

https://phii.org/academy/informaticsforeveryone

Top global health stories of 2015

John Hopkins Global Health Now has compiled a great list of global health stories from 2015.

http://www.globalhealthnow.org/news/special-500th-issue

From a personal vantage, it was amazing, but also challenging to be part of the Ebola outbreak response. Top 3 lessons learnt:

  1. Actionable data is key for efficient decision making
  2. Technology helps, but people matter more
  3. Disasters truly are the pressure test for public health capacity and offer valuable insights for future preparedness

 

 

 

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