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What is a Network

What is a Network?

The goal of this blog is to provide public health experts with a pragmatic grasp of technical concepts so they can both understand their technical teams and provide effective guidance as public health increases its technical capabilities.

A digital network is a social network built using digital technologies. Perhaps one of the most familiar examples of a digital network is the way phones and computers connect to other systems on the internet. By using webs of connected computers, digital data can be exchanged or copied rapidly and accurately across great distances.

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What is Digital Data

What is Digital Data?

The goal of this blog is to provide public health experts with a pragmatic grasp of technical concepts so they can both understand their technical teams and provide effective guidance as public health increases its technical capabilities.

Most people associate digital data with the electronic devices we use every day. They believe digital data is a modern creation. But civilizations have been creating digital data, the transmission of information through various communication systems, for millennia. Here are some historical examples:

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Joint Navigation

Joint Navigation: Setting a Course for Public Health Professionals and Technical Staff, Together

The goal of this blog is to provide public health experts with a pragmatic grasp of technical concepts so they can both understand their technical teams and provide effective guidance as public health increases its technical capabilities.

Immunization registries are a relatively new frontier in public health. They were created by city, county, and state public health departments across the United States in the 1990s. A decade later, most registries were consolidated into statewide systems and became accessible online. For many pediatric locations these systems were the first step toward digitizing patient records, although it would still be another 10 years before electronic health records (EHRs) would experience widespread adoption. These first-of-their-kind registries demonstrated the benefits of embracing new technologies in public health.

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