Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University has announced the establishment of a multidisciplinary center focusing on population health IT. The Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) aims to expand the use of healthcare IT to help improve public health and reduce disparities in care by drawing on faculty in the fields of public health, medicine, informatics, computer science, business, and systems engineering.
The new center intends to help public health agencies and private healthcare organizations make better use of healthcare IT to increase the efficiency and equity of healthcare delivery. Targeting care for low-income populations and improving patient safety by utilizing Electronic Health Records software are among CPHIT’s research priorities. The center’s director, Jonathan Weiner, DrPH, said in a news release that the center wants to “…enable public health agencies and accountable provider or payer organizations to also harness these health IT systems to create solutions for the many population health issues facing our nation” in addition to those organizations using EHR systems and other e-health applications to treat individual patients.
Systems such as Allscripts MyWay, Lytec MD, and Medisoft Clinical are used to collect and harness the healthcare data the CPHIT intends to mine. Microwize Technology’s healthcare IT experts can aid you along every step of implementing an EHR/EMR.