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Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics data brief

Public Health Informatics collects, maintains, and analyzes a wide spectrum of information and data in order to provide reliable statistics to program managers, policy makers, health departments and the public. These data represent the basis for agency programs to improve birth outcomes, decrease infant mortality, identify mortality trends, decrease the spread of infectious diseases, and support community health assessment.

The Office of Vital Statistics records births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces occurring in the state. It makes certified copies of those records available to legally entitled individuals.

The Technical Research & Reporting Section addresses the public health needs for Kansas hospital discharge and Medicaid data and provides technical support for the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics. The section is also a clearinghouse for technical writing and publication review. The goal is to develop documents and review Bureau publications and grant applications for consistency and writing accuracy.

The Vital Statistics Data Analysis section analyzes, and reports on vital statistics for KDHE. The section also collects, analyzes and reports on abortions performed in Kansas. Among its publications are the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, Selected Statistics on Infant Mortality and Stillbirth, Teen and Adolescent Pregnancy and Adequacy of Prenatal Care. The section publishes Kansas Health Statistics Reports, Data Briefs, and Research Summaries on vital and health statistics topics. Vital Statistics Data Analysis supports the departmentís Kansas Information for Communities Query Portal and provides statistics for the Kansas Health Matters website. The sectionís goal is to provide actionable information for community health decision making.

Kansas Information for Communities (KIC) supports health assessment activities by providing a data query tool, static data tables, and links to other sources of information on public health data and community health assessment. Birth, death, pregnancy outcomes, cancer, population and hospital discharge are among the datasets available in KIC query.

Healthcare-Associated Infections works address an issue that is the source of complications for an estimated five to 10% of all hospital admissions. Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) remain a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and excess medical cost in the United States. The program is working to establish a state HAI surveillance, prevention, and control program

Infectious Disease Data Services maintains the Kansas Electronic Data Surveillance System (KS-EDSS) working with labs, physicians, and local health departments to record and track Kansas reportable disease cases.

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