CLHSS iMpact Seminar | Sripriya Rajamani
Join the monthly CLHSS iMpact seminar series in August for a presentation by Priya Rajamani, MBBS, PhD, MPH, FAMIA, titled "Perspectives on the Public Health Informatics Landscape via a Learning Health System Lens".
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of public health and underscored the need for a robust public health information infrastructure supported by an informatics-savvy workforce. This presentation will present an overview of the field of public health informatics, highlight select public/population health informatics projects and potential alignment with Learning Health Systems (LHS). The current state of public health informatics workforce including needs to build capacity and diversity and exciting initiatives to improve this, including a recent federally funded informatics training grant will be covered. Ultimately, bringing an LHS framework to public health and strong supporting informatics brings opportunities for new collaborations, including in large part traditional academic-practice partnerships but also partnerships with other stakeholders including community, industry and payer partnerships.
Dr. Rajamani is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Health Informatics, and an Informatics Consultant for the Minnesota Department of Health. Her interests are in public and population health informatics, electronic data exchange, standards and interoperability, implementation science and learning health systems.