April 12, 2023

State and county health departments from across Indiana represented at Regenstrief Public Health Data Infrastructure conference

Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, and conference guest speaker Jamie Pina, PhD

Regenstrief Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics hosted Modernizing Indiana’s Public Health Data Infrastructure conference. One hundred and sixty in-person and virtual registrants represented numerous organizations, including health departments from across the state of Indiana.

The event was held at the Regenstrief building, and due to high demand for registration a virtual component had to be added. Professional organizations represented included the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana Clinical Translational and Sciences Institute and Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE).

Guest speaker Jamie Pina, PhD, vice president of ASTHO, spoke about the organization’s public health informatics portfolio. He also shared information about the support ASTHO provides to state and territorial health officials, health agency informatics leaders and public health practitioners to advance the successful modernization of public health data systems and operations.

During the conference, attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Learn about new and ongoing data modernization initiatives in Indiana from representatives at ASTHO, IDOH, FSSA and local health departments.
  • Collaborate with public health agencies, health systems, and research organizations tackling data collection, management, and use challenges.
  • Generate new ideas about solving public health data challenges in Indiana to better serve and protect Hoosier health and well-being.

About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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