The following are links
to selected collaborative, 'open source' public health IT projects, software, tools, and organizations: Videos
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- AHRQ Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) - A
free, on-line query system that provides access to health statistics
and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department
- BioSense Project - A collaborative project aimed to provide public health officials with the
data, information and tools they need to coordinate responses to safeguard the health of people in the U.S.
- CDC Public Health
Information Network (PHIN) - A
national CDC initiative to improve the capacity of public health
practitioners and researchers to use and exchange a range of information
- CDC WONDER Public Health Online Databases - Speeds
and simplifies access to a wide array of public health information
and statistics collected by the CDC to state and local health
departments, the Public Health Service, and others.
- Epi Info & Epi Map - A
free, public domain software tool that can generate epidemiologic
statistics, tables, graphs, and maps.
- Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
- A public health
surveillance system that monitors drug-related visits to hospital
emergency departments (EDs) and drug-related deaths.
- FDA MedWatch - A
gateway for finding clinically important safety information and
reporting serious problems with human medical products.
- Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network - A
WHO technical collaboration of health institutions and networks which
pool human and technical resources for the rapid identification,
confirmation and response to outbreaks of international importance.
- Google Public Alerts - Links to information about natural disasters around the world.
- Health.Data.Gov - A U.S. government web site providing wide range of health data sets and tools in the public domain.
- HHS Public Health & Emergency Response - A U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) national medical emergency preparedness and response web site.
- Immunization Information Systems - A tool to increase and sustain high vaccination rates by
consolidating vaccination records of children from multiple
providers, generating reminder and recall vaccination notices, and
- InSTEDD - A non-profit collaborative organization that has`developed an evolving set of innovative 'open' health tools for responding to Emergencies, Diseases, and Disasters.
- Open ISES - An open source software, tools and instructional
materials for the Emergency Services Community, Emergency Response Teams, and
- Partners in Information Access for Public Health - A
collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health
organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely,
convenient access to selected public health resources on the
- PopHealth Reporting Project - An open source tool that integrates with a provider’s
electronic health record (EHR) system to produce summary quality
measures on the provider’s patient population and streamlines the
reporting of these measures.
- Public Health Informatics Institute - Helping public health leaders define the requirements for health
information systems that will support their goals for better community
Health Institute - An
independent, nonprofit California based organization dedicated to
promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people across
the nation and around the world.
- Real-time Outbreak & Disease Surveillance (RODS) - Free
software for public health surveillance, RODS collects and analyzes
disease surveillance data in real time.
- Red Cross - Information resources and mobile apps for emergency situations.
- Sahana Software - A series of high quality, free and open source Disaster Management software tools.
- Ushahidi - A widely used disaster & emergency management software tool.
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