Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:How Public Health has Improved Health Care
Slide content:How Has Public Health Improved Health Care? - 5 Improvements in data analysis Use of tools such as multivariate analysis and meta-analysis Improvement in disease surveillance The Real-Time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biomedical Informatics 12
Slide notes:In addition to improvements in data collection, public health has also benefitted from improvements in data analysis. For example, use of tools such as multi-variate analysis and meta-analysis offer specialized options to analyze collective data. There has also been an improvement in disease surveillance. One example is the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance, or RODS Laboratory , which is a bio-surveillance research laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. This laboratory uses software and algorithms to monitor emergency rooms and retail stores to detect and assess disease outbreaks. As you can imagine, this is of immense use in the public health arena. 12