Minnesota Public Health Information Network (MN-PHIN) 2005-2008
The MN-PHIN initiative seeks to ensure that state and local health departments have the information systems, policies and technical expertise necessary to meet their mission, not only in the face of growing public health threats but as a critical partner in the Minnesota e-Health Initiative. Public health is one of the four domains included in both the state and national e-Health initiatives.
The state-local Steering Committee for MN-PHIN has identified three overall strategies:
Interconnect. Ensure public health departments can electronically and securely exchange health information by adopting national and state data standards.
Integrate. Create more uniformity across public health information systems by defining the fundamental work of public health in ways that ensure new and existing information systems effectively support that work.
Inform. Use health information in more effective, efficient and integrated ways to improve services for the individuals, families and communities served by public health.
Vision and Roadmap (pdf 48Kb/1 pg)
Consumer and Staff Benefits of MN-PHIN (pdf 26Kb/2 pgs)
For more information about MN-PHIN Contact Bill.Brand@health.state.mn.us or 651-201-5508
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