Yearb Med Inform 2017; 26(01): 248-251
DOI: 10.15265/IY-2017-036
Section 11: Public Health and Epidemiology Informatics
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

Public Health and Epidemiology Informatics

R. Thiébaut
1  Univ. Bordeaux, Inserm, Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, UMR 1219, Bordeaux, France
2  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Service d’Information Médicale, Bordeaux, France
3  Inria, SISTM, Talence, France
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F. Thiessard
1  Univ. Bordeaux, Inserm, Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, UMR 1219, Bordeaux, France
2  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Service d’Information Médicale, Bordeaux, France
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Publication History

Publication Date:
11 September 2017 (online)

Summary

Objectives: To summarize current research in the field of Public Health and Epidemiology Informatics. Methods: The complete 2016 literature concerning public health and epidemiology informatics has been searched in PubMed and Web of Science, and the returned references were reviewed by the two section editors to select 14 candidate best papers. These papers were then peer-reviewed by external reviewers to allow the editorial team an enlightened selection of the best papers. Results: Among the 829 references retrieved from PubMed and Web of Science, three were finally selected as best papers. The first one compares Google, Twitter, and Wikipedia as tools for Influenza surveillance. The second paper presents a Geographic Knowledge-Based Model for mapping suitable areas for Rift Valley fever transmission in Eastern Africa. The last paper evaluates the factors associated with the visit of Facebook pages devoted to Public Health Communication.

Conclusions: Surveillance is still a productive topic in public health informatics but other very important topics in public health are appearing.

References & Topic

Prevention

Kite J, Foley BC, Grunseit AC, Freeman B. Please Like Me: Facebook and Public Health Communication. PLoS One 2016;11(9) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0162765

Surveillance

Sharpe JD, Hopkins RS, Cook RL, Striley CW. Evaluating Google, Twitter, and Wikipedia as Tools for Influenza Surveillance Using Bayesian Change Point Analysis: A Comparative Analysis. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2016 20;2(2) http://publichealth.jmir.org/2016/2/e161/

Surveillance

Tran A, Trevennec C, Lutwama J, Sserugga J, Gély M, Pittiglio C, Pinto J, Chevalier V. Development and Assessment of a Geographic Knowledge-Based Model for Mapping Suitable Areas for Rift Valley Fever Transmission in Eastern Africa. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016;10(9) http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004999