Online Journal of Public Health Informatics

Current Issue

Vol 13 No 1 (2021)
Published April 2, 2021

Interest in informatics as a specialty in the health sciences disciplines reflects the central role that information collection, analysis, and utilization now play in the healthcare sector. New public health threats such as bioterrorism and flu pandemics will demand an improved infrastructure for disseminating information about best practices. The Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI) strives to satisfy the growing need for a public health informatics knowledge portal by practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers. It is a quarterly open access, open source, peer-reviewed journal.

Original Articles

Greg Arling, Matthew Blaser, Michael Cailas, John R. Canar, Brian Cooper, Joel Flax-Hatch, Peter J. Geraci, Kristin M. Osiecki, Apostolis Sambanis
A Data Driven Approach for Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Midwestern United States: Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccinations
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i1.11621
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Jane L. Snowdon PhD, William Kassler, MD, MPH, Hema Karunakaram MPH, Brian E. Dixon MPA, PhD, FACMI, FHIMSS, Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
Leveraging Informatics and Technology to Support Public Health Response: Framework and Illustrations using COVID-19
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i1.11072
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Hannah A. Burkhardt, Pascal S. Brandt, Jenney R. Lee, Sierramatice W. Karras, Paul F. Bugni, Ivan Cvitkociv, Amy Y. Chen, William B. Lober
StayHome: A FHIR-Native Mobile COVID-19 Symptom Tracker and Public Health Reporting Tool
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i1.11462
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Ashish Joshi, Harpreet Kaur, L. Nandini Krishna, Shruti Sharma, Gautam Sharda, Garima Lohra, Ashruti Bhatt, Ashoo Grover
Tracking COVID-19 burden in India using SMAART RAPID tracker: COVID-19 burden India
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i1.11456
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The emergence of public health informatics as a professional specialty is part of a larger development of informatics in related health fields, such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry. Interest in informatics as a specialty in these areas reflects the importance that information collection, analysis, evaluation, and utilization now play in the health care sector. New public health threats such as bioterrorism and influenza pandemics will demand an improved infrastructure for disseminating information about best practices. In response to the new role of health-related informatics, journals have been created in medicine and nursing informatics to service the growing professional audience in these fields. The Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI) is the latest addinewest of these specialty journals. The mission of the journal is to satisfy the growing need for public  and population health informatics portal and knowledge base of best practices among health practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers in developed and developing countries. OJPHI also explores the socio-economic, ethical, and legal impacts of informatics applications in public and population health. The journal will be published three times a year. It is an open access, open source, peer-reviewed journal based on Open Journal Systems.