IDPH is partnering with the Vexcel Corporation, a subsidiary of Microsoft, Microsoft Consulting Services, and Infusion to complete the Iowa Public Health Tracking system. These partners have extensive experience in developing longitudinal data systems for other state agencies including the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the Connecticut Environmental Public Health Tracking program.
This project involves several key components:
- Development of two access points- a secure portal containing implicitly confidential data and a public portal with non-confidential data
- Use of the most recently available version of MS SharePoint as the interface for the public and secure portals
- Addition of multiple datasets with a focus on environmental health
This project will provide unprecedented access to Iowa health data. While the replacement system is under development, the existing warehouse will remain active. County health snapshots have been posted on this site under “Health Snapshots” for public and health partner use. For more information on the Public Health Tracking system replacement, view the Frequently Asked Questions.