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Informatics & Health Tracking

Environmental and public health informatics focuses on standardized data collection, sharing, and use. Wide adoption and use of informatics systems can lead to data-informed decision-making that will improve population health. Environmental health professionals collect data through inspections, complaint investigations, and community interactions. Incorporating shared data with other public health data has the potential to inform programs in new ways, such as a physician taking a patient’s home environment into account when making a diagnosis or using an app to easily assess the safety of an aquatic facility, restaurant, or body art studio.

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