The emergence of public health informatics as a professional specialty is part of a larger development of informatics in related health fields, such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry. Interest in informatics as a specialty in these areas reflects the importance that information collection, analysis, evaluation, and utilization now play in the health care sector. New public health threats such as bioterrorism and influenza pandemics will demand an improved infrastructure for disseminating information about best practices. In response to the new role of health-related informatics, journals have been created in medicine and nursing informatics to service the growing professional audience in these fields. The Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI) is the newest of these specialty journals. The mission of the journal is to satisfy the growing need for public health informatics knowledge portal and knowledge base of best practices among health practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers in developed and developing countries. OJPHI also explores the socio-economic, ethical, and legal impacts of informatics applications in public health. The journal will be published three times a year. It is an open access, open source, peer-reviewed journal based on Open Journal Systems.
IMPORTANT - JOURNAL UPGRADE TO BEGIN MARCH 27, 2017 - JOURNAL IN READ-ONLY STATUS
The software platform operating this journal will be upgraded the last week of March 2017 (March 27 to March 31). Due to the complexity of the upgrade, this journal will be in Read-Only mode until the upgrade is complete. Read-only mode means that while you can read the journal, the journal will not be accepting submissions, sending out article for review, accepting completed reviews, or publishing new articles.
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Vol 8, No 3 (2016)
Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 * http://ojphi.org