Informatics

Frequently Used Resources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

BRFSS
CDC’s BRFSS site

ICD-10 Transition

AHRQ MapIt
Toolkit designed by AHRQ and CDC to translate ICD-9-CM codes to ICD-10

ICD-10-CM Master Mapping Reference Table (MMRT)
A tool and resource to assist public health professionals in code-mapping conversion between ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.

Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHIT)

JPHIT
Resources and membership information about JPHIT.

Meaningful Use

CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN) Messaging Guides
The CDC PHIN maintains a directory of CDC published implementation guides specific to the public health Meaningful Use objectives and reporting from state and local health agencies to CDC.

HealthIT.gov Meaningful Use
HealthIT.gov’s site containing resources and information on Meaningful Use.

Public Health Informatics Policy Committee

ASTHO Policy Committees
Information regarding all of ASTHO’s policy committees including the Public Health Informatics Policy Committee

Standards Development

HL7
HL7 produces standards and implementation guides for a wide variety of HIT applications. Currently, public health Meaningful Use reporting relies on HL7 version 2 messaging.

Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) 
IHE has produced several implementation guides for public health utility.