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2016 CDC Technology Challenge

Event Summary: IIU hosted the first CDC Technology Challenge to solicit impactful technology projects from across CDC.  IIU received 61 application from 21 CIOs.   The number and quality of applications received demonstrated the clear need for IIU’s services.  During the competition, five finalists pitched to a panel of judges and a live audience.  Based on […]

Password Expiration Instructions for IIU VMs

If you received an email notice from our team that your password for your IIU R&D virtual machine(s) will expire in X day(s), it is recommended that you change it before it expires by connecting to one of your Windows VMs here. Once you are connected to your VM: click tab on the right click icon […]

Open Source Development for Public Health Informatics

Open Source development is a viable option for public health informatics software development. While specific open source licenses should be selected based on individual project requirements, the R&D Lab uses the Apache Public License v2 (ASL) for many of its projects. For those who are unfamiliar with Open Source- you may enjoy watching this 5 […]

EpiCollect: A structured Evaluation

This evaluation focused on EpiCollect, a data collection tool designed for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices to allow epidemiologists to rapidly design forms, share forms with a small group and use the forms to collect data directly using their mobile device.

Structured Technology Evaluation Tool

This document serves as a guide for completing a structured technology evaluation – for the public health community. Each section of the outline describes how specific portions of the evaluation should be performed. The scope of this tool is to examine specific technology-based tools or resources that have the capacity to provide specific value to […]

IIU’s Structured Evaluation Framework: Origin and Evolution

In January 2010, CDC created a Public Health Informatics Research & Development Unit (IRDU).  In order to efficiently carry out its mission of advancing the field of public health informatics through applied research and innovation, IRDU staff developed a draft evaluation framework to be used on the wide variety of technology-based tools and solutions of […]