CHIDS hits the news after developing a method to measure and improve IT capabilities in the world of electronic health. The Public Health Information Technology (PHIT) Maturity Index was designed by Kenyon Crowley and a team of researchers in order to create a practical approach to aid public health system stakeholders and health departments. After benchmarking data through extensive testing, the PHIT system will be able to gather information and increase interoperability. From their recent research published in Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, the team developed a framework for the PHIT Maturity Index with the goal of using this system to find and assess diagnoses for the current Zika outbreak.
Find out more about this write up on groundbreaking health data research and Kenyon’s interview at http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/researchers-develop-tool-to-help-overcome-public-health-it-barriers