Presentation on theme: "Environmental Health Tracking Technical Team Meeting 1 Future Assessment and Needs Assessment Advisory Discussion Craig Wolff IT/GIS Manager March 5, 2003."— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Health Tracking Technical Team Meeting 1 Future Assessment and Needs Assessment Advisory Discussion Craig Wolff IT/GIS Manager March 5, 2003
Future Assessment Description of existing IT resources and administrative structures in context of future integration with tracking system Includes survey of individual environmental and health dept information systems, IT infrastructure, decision-making protocols, in- house expertise, funding, and interagency interaction Needs Assessment
IT Policies & Decision-Making Processes, responsibility, and authority for surveillance and related IT in DHS and Cal/EPA Relationship to state policies, procedures, etc Relationship between decision-making nodes How are cross program decisions made? MOU Needs Assessment
IT Infrastructure Attributes of DHS and Cal/EPA LAN and security mechanisms (firewall) Server platforms, technologies Are local health and environmental departments included in DHS and Cal/EPA intranet? What type of connection? Network staff, resources, functions, support Needs Assessment
Individual Surveillance Systems Purpose, scope, and capabilities of each system Technical characteristics of each system (platforms, technologies, network, etc) Personnel functions Comparability of data element specs, data sources, data collection methods Software development capacity, resources Needs Assessment
Funding and Interaction Current sources of support for surveillance and related IT Interaction between public health surveillance programs, environmental monitoring information systems, and local health departments Needs Assessment
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