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Observer Corps Report - 3/19/2019 Dakota County Community Services Committee Meeting

Observer Corps reports are submitted by LWV Dakota County members that volunteer their time to observe and take notes at government meetings of interest to Dakota County residents. While we strive for accuracy, these observations may be incomplete or inaccurate in some respects.

Minutes Meeting Summary: There were introductions of several new employees within the Public Health Department.

A thorough presentation was made by Michelle related to Public Health Informatics. The vision and strategy for effective use of health informatics in Dakota County was presented. Additional information can be found starting on page 39 of the agenda under item 6.1. There appeared to be a focus on workforce skills when using information technology. There was also an emphasis on well designed and effective systems which was discussed during the Q&A.

The Community Services Director discussed the use of healthcare hotspotting within the County's managed care contracts. An application for a Kresge and Pathways Grant was announced.

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