Public Health and Primary Care Integration through Enhanced Public Health Information Technology (PHIT) Maturity: A Case for Behavioral Health

Year: 2013
Funding: NNPHI PHS3 Award
Status: Completed


A primary objective of this project is to develop and validate an evidence-based Public Health Information Technology (PHIT) Maturity Index to guide improvements in the usefulness, efficiency, and outcomes of technology-mediated strategies for public health and clinical care program integration. The project will focus on behavioral health across a racially diverse underserved population and investigate integration across multiple PHIT systems including electronic health records (EHRs), public health reporting (PHR) data systems (such as surveillance systems), and ancillary systems (such as health information exchanges).




0:00  Background and Rationale
5:40  Relevant Previous Research
6:47  PHIT Maturity Model and Other Models
9:35  PHIT Maturity Index:  Local Health Department Assessment Components

10:00 Scale and Scope of  Information Technology Use
11:44 PHIT Quality Components
13:00 Human Capital, Policy, & Resources
14:20 Community Digital Infrastructure

15:40 Using Maturity Index for Local PH Assessment

Research Areas


PIs: Ritu Agarwal, P.h.D., M.B.A. and Robert Gold, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.
Kenyon Crowley, M.B.A., M.S.I.S., Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland