For over fifteen years The SIMI Group has been a leader in bringing novel innovations to the market that have shaped and transformed public health and health security. Now, healthcare, public health, health security and national security sectors face new economic, business and operational challenges. As the demand for real-time exchange of data and information grows, traditional solutions are too costly and complicated. SIMI education, consultation and exchange services enable organizations to accelerate data integration through interoperability by leveraging standards, semantic normalization and fully functional bi-directional test beds. SIMI’s H-ReX Software & Services offering facilitates breakthroughs to overcome complexity and evolve to a flexible, resilient and sustainable operating model while exploiting existing investments.
Public Health Infrastructure
The need for an effective public health infrastructure is clear. The 2009H1N1 Pandemic, 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2011 Joplin tornado and most recently Hurricane Isaac have demonstrated the wide diversity in public health and health security needs before, during and after an event. The impacts cross government, non-government, non-profit and international communities. The HITECH Act of 2009 includes public health indicators as a component of achieving Meaningful Use. The question is “what is public health infrastructure and how can it become more effective?” Healthcare is a complex adaptive system. Public health infrastructure is a set of dynamic underlying healthcare capabilities that enables positive impact on population and public health SIMI education, consulting and exchange services utilize H-ReX to aid organizations realize public health objectives, interoperate with stakeholders, meet Meaningful Use requirements and achieve operational sustainability.