Quality improvement (QI) in public health departments is a focus in this sixth issue of Frontiers. Data is important to the development of quality improvement efforts. As we see growth of and meaningful use of electronic health records, the health department is in a position to take the lead as a data hub and to use this information wisely to both improve their QI efforts and link that QI to outcomes.
Scutchfield FD, Mays G, Wallace M. Commentary: The Road to Quality in Public Health, a Long but Important Journey. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res