Online Journal of Public Health Informatics

Current Issue

Vol. 13 No. 3 (2021)
Published December 24, 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.

Announcements

PUBLICATION OF OJPHI IN 2020

STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THE PACE OF REVIEWS AND PUBLICATION


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January 16, 2021

A NEW PUBLIC AND POPULATION HEALTH INFORMATICS BLOG: REQUEST FOR READERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

The 3rd issue of our new  public health informatics blog will be published on September 29th, 2020.  As stated earlier in a survey addressed to the readers of the journal and in an earlier announcement our target extends the readership of this journal to the general population  of consumers of health information. We need more readers and contributors.


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September 22, 2020

Original Articles

Gregory Kearney, Katherine Jones, Yoo Min Park, Robert Howard, Ray H. Hylock, Bennett Wall, Maria Clay, Peter Schmidt, John Silvernail
COVID-19: A Vaccine Priority Index Mapping Tool for Rapidly Assessing Priority Populations in North Carolina
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.11617
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Adebowale Ojo, Herman Tolentino, Steven Yoon
Strengthening eHealth Systems to Support Universal Health Coverage in sub-Saharan Africa
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.11550
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Roger Morbey, Gillian Smith, Isabel Oliver, Obaghe Edeghere, Iain Lake, Richard Pebody, Dan Todkill, Noel McCarthy, Alex Elliot
Evaluating multi-purpose syndromic surveillance systems – a complex problem
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.10818
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Suzanne Siminski, Soyeon Kim, Adel Ahmed, Jake Currie, Alex Benns, Marjan Javanbakht, Amy Ragsdale, Pamina Gorbach
A Virtual Data Repository Stimulates Data Sharing in a Consortium
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.10878
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Nicole Cassarino, Blake Bergstrom, Christine Johannes, Lisa Gualtieri
Monitoring Older Adult Blood Pressure Trends at Home as a Proxy for Brain Health
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.11842
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Donald E Brannen, Melissa Howell, Ashley Steveley, Jeff Webb, Deidre Owsley
Syndromic Surveillance Data for Accidental Fall Injury
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.10264
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Review Articles

Kelly Jean Thomas Craig, Nicole Fusco, Thrudur Gunnarsdottir, Luc Chamberland, Jane Snowdon, William Kassler
Leveraging data and digital health technologies to assess and impact social determinants of health (SDoH)
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v13i3.11081
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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.