In what ways, some of which may not be discussed in the literature, are information and communication technology currently being used in public health? What is the potential for the use of information and communication technology (e.g., geographic information systems [GIS], gaming, network analysis, predictive modeling)?
4.B-Technologies and Health Outcomes
How can the public health system be responsive and adaptive to these technologies and in using the results? How can the impact of using such technologies be evaluated?
How are Web 2.0 technologies being used to develop strategies and as part of public health interventions?
How do electronic health record (EHR) and public health record (PHR) systems as well as health information exchanges affect the structure of public health systems? Do they result in more integration and coordination between the broadly defined clinical and public health communities?
How are/can EHR and PHR systems used for behavior change and knowledge dissemination?
How is the information gathered from EHRs and PHRs different from information gathered in other ways (e.g., chart reviews)? What is the impact of this difference?
How can the quality of the data from public health technologies be assessed?
How can the influence of public health technologies on health outcomes be assessed?
How should new data sources be managed? What effective information filtering technologies may be used to aid in data management processes?