National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI)
In 2005, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) created a National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) to provide leadership in the field. This center aims to protect and improve health through PHI (McNabb, Koo, Pinner, & Seligman, 2006). Information is vital to public health programming. The data processed into public health information can be from administrative, financial and facility sources, Included may be encounter, screening, registry, clinical, and laboratory data as well as surveillance data.