Interest in informatics as a specialty in the health sciences disciplines reflects the central role that information collection, analysis, and utilization now play in the healthcare sector. New public health threats such as bioterrorism and flu pandemics will demand an improved infrastructure for disseminating information about best practices. The Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI) strives to satisfy the growing need for a public health informatics knowledge portal by practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers. It is a quarterly open access, open source, peer-reviewed journal.
PUBLICATION OF OJPHI IN 2020
STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THE PACE OF REVIEWS AND PUBLICATION
A NEW PUBLIC AND POPULATION HEALTH INFORMATICS BLOG: REQUEST FOR READERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
The 3rd issue of our new public health informatics blog will be published on September 29th, 2020. As stated earlier in a survey addressed to the readers of the journal and in an earlier announcement our target extends the readership of this journal to the general population of consumers of health information. We need more readers and contributors.
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 latest addinewest of these specialty journals. The mission of the journal is to satisfy the growing need for public and population health informatics 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 and population 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.