As the healthcare landscape continues to shift and evolve, it becomes more imperative that local health departments and individual providers work together to improve the health of their communities.

How can health departments and providers improve outcomes for individuals and populations while containing costs? By implementing an electronic health record (EHR) that allows them to participate in health information exchanges.

But not all EHRs are created equally, and while many offer robust features, only a handful of solutions offer features that were designed specifically for public health. These features help local health departments improve reporting and surveillance, prevent chronic and communicable diseases, exchange critical data with community providers, labs, and pharmacies, improve overall care while increasing efficiency and keeping costs low.

If your local health department is in the market for an EHR, check out the following top three vendors who offer software tailored specifically to your needs. Read more