Health Informatics Information Technology Group

HEALTH INFORMATICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HIIT) IS A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP OF APHA

THE e-NEWSLETTER COMMITTED TO IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

 

Volume 9, Issue 9                                                                           Winter 2011


INSIDE THIS ISSUE

 

-Message from the HIIT Chair

 

-HIIT’s Technology Center

 

-HIIT Membership Recruitment Challenge

 

-Congratulations to Dr. Jayfus Doswell

 

 

-HIIT Leadership

 

 

 

 

Chair’s Message

 

Greetings,

It is both an honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of the Health Informatics Information Technology (HIIT) SPIG for 2011.  It is my great fortune to work alongside a dynamic leadership team that possesses the unique talents, technological acumen and phenomenal expertise to continue to propel HIIT to higher heights.

As our health care and public health systems are poised to embrace the challenges of the adoption of electronic health records, or EHRs, health information exchange, and meaningful use, HIIT is positioned to take its place as a leader in the public health realm.  

As we commence the new year, I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of those individuals who envisioned and conceptualized HIIT as a needful component of APHA.  Namely, Dr. Diane L. Adams, founder and chair emeritus, Advisory Board members, charter officers and members and APHA Leadership paved the way for our current success. It is with a spirit of gratitude that I sincerely say THANK YOU for laying a solid foundation on which to build.

In order to advance the mission of HIIT it’s necessary to have the membership to support its activities and initiatives.  You may ask…What can I do?  As posted in the blast email last month, one action would be to recruit at least one member for HIIT.  Another action could be to become actively involved with one or more of HIIT’s numerous committees. Still another action could be to submit an article to the HIIT newsletter. By no means are the aforementioned actions mutually exclusively. You are encouraged to participate actively, and share your ideas and talents to advance the work of the SPIG.   

In closing, it’s an exciting time to work in public health, and more specifically to be involved in Health Informatics Information Technology.  Let’s make 2011 the year that takes HIIT to the “next level”.  I’m wishing you a tremendous year. I’m looking forward to working with you!

Sincerely,

Christopher D. Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHIT -HIIT Chair

chair@pubhiit.org

 

HIIT’s Technology Center

 

The HIIT-Center is an environment for live presentations of information and computer technology applications for public health.  It is a fully equipped meeting room with Internet access, LCD projection capability, and theater-quality video projection and stereo audio. Morning sessions in the Technology Center are devoted to scientific content and sessions.  HIIT has been asked by APHA Leadership to be responsible for the HIIT Technology Center (formally Technology Theater).

 

 

HIIT Membership Recruitment Challenge

Our Section truly benefits from its membership.  As a program component of APHA, we are budgeted on a per member basis.  Therefore, every member is encouraged to set a goal of recruiting at least one new member to HIIT by March 31, 2011.  HIIT uses the funds generated to provide a scholarship for a deserving student to the Annual Meeting in November, and for the Awards Reception at the Annual Meeting.

 

Congratulations to

Dr. Jayfus Doswell

 

In December, Dr. Jayfus Doswell, one of HIIT’s founding members and HIIT Technology Center chair, received some “stellar” news. Dr. Doswell’s company, Juxtopia, LLC, secured a Space Act Agreement with NASA. Congratulations to Dr. Doswell on this extraordinary accomplishment.

 

 

HIIT 2010-2011 Officers

 

Founder and Chair Emeritus

Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III  founderemeritus@pubhiit.org

 

Former Senior Health Policy Fellow & Consultant to the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (now known as Center for Advanced Communications Policy);

(301) 570-0387 

 

Chair

Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHIT- chair@pubhiit.org  

eQ Health Solutions

(225) 938-8905

 

 

Immediate Past Chair

Sandra Worrell, MS (Chair, 2009-2010) 

University of Connecticut- sandraworrell@sbcglobal.net

 

Chair-Elect

Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MSPH, CHES cochair@pubhiit.org

University of Toledo

 

Vice-Chair

Alex Charleston, MPH- aac4@cdc.gov

CDC

 

Secretary

Dr. Tracy Hilliard - secretary@pubhiit.org

University of Washington-Seattle

 

Treasurer

Anjelious P. Farmer, MBA  anjelious@yahoo.com

IBM Software Services for Federal Practice

 

Parliamentarian

Polly S. Turner, DrPH, MPH  pollyrx@aol.com

President, PS Turner Health Administration Consultants

 

Governing Council Members

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP  BrendaLeath@westat.com

Gloria McNeil, BSRN, MS gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net

 

HIIT 2010-2011 Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs

Membership

Chair, Dr. Diane L. Adams 

 

1st Co-Chair,Ginelle Edmondson  membership@pubhiit.org

 

2nd Co-Chair,Donald George

 donald.george@prismhealthconsulting.com

 

Program Planner

Chair Program Planner, Dr. Diane L. Adams  

 

Governing Council Members

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP  BrendaLeath@westat.com

 

Gloria McNeil, BSRN, MS  gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net

 

 

APHA Action Board Representative

Dr. JJ Sheu - jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu

 

Nominating

Gloria McNeil - gloriamcneil@sbcglobal.net

 

Sandra Worrell - sandraworrell@sbcglobal.net

 

Dr. Diane L. Adams - dla8315@aol.com

 

Policy Chair

Dr. JJ Sheu - jiunnjye.sheu@utoledo.edu

 

 

Community Outreach

Chair, Eileen Elias, Med Eelias@jbsinternational.com

 

Co-Chair, Dr. Deena J. Chisolm

Deena.Chisolm@nationnwidechildrens.org

 

Education and Research

Chair, Edward Mensah, PhD - dehasnem@uic.edu

 

Co-Chair, Steven Godin, PhD, MPH, PHI Certificate - sgodin@po-box.esu.edu

 

Strategic Planning

Chair, Su-I Hou, DrPH, RN, CHES - shou@uga.edu

Student Committee

Chair, Dr. Tracy Hilliard - tmhill@uw.edu

 

Co-Chair, Chung-Bang (Ben) Weng, MSCS, MA - cbweng@hhp.ufl.edu

 

Awards

Chair, Alex Charleston - aac4@cdc.gov

 

Finance

Chair, Anjelious Farmer  anjelious@yahoo.com

 

Communications

Chair, Ralph Donaldson 

ralph.donaldson@prismhealthconsulting.com

 

Newsletter Staff

 

Oversight of Newsletter APHA & PUBHIIT  Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams

 

Editor, David Potenziani, PhD - dpotenzi@email.unc.edu

 

Associate Editor, Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA - Lau328@aol.com

 

 

Health Informatics Information Technology Center

Chair,Jayfus T. Doswell, PhD - Jayfus@juxtopia.com

 

Websites (APHA and PUBHIIT)

Christopher Williams and Dr. Diane L. Adams

 

 

HIIT Advisory Board

 

Lillian tom-Orme, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN - lillian.tomorme@hrc.utah.edu

David Potenziani, PhD - dpotenzi@email.unc.edu

Jay Bernhardt, PhD - jaybernhardt@hhp.ufl.edu

M.C. Roco, PhD - mroco@nsf.gov

Polly S. Turner, DrPH - pollyrx@aol.com

David Rookard  david.rookard@sbcglobal.net

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP - BrendaLeath@westat.com

Edward Mensah, PhD - dehasnem@uic.edu

 

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