Office of Informatics and Analytics (OIA)

OIA advances Public Health Practice by turning data and information into knowledge people can use every day. 


Since its inception in 2016, OIA has worked steadily to build a robust data infrastructure that guides best practices for data sharing, interoperability, analysis, and reporting for the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH). 

To enable a trusted leader in providing data-driven solutions for public health practice in Tennessee.

To develop, use, and promote best practices of informatics, data governance, and analytics that drive insightful public health decision making for the Tennessee Department of Health and its partners. 

  • Excellence: We strive to deliver innovative services and solutions of the highest quality.
  • One Voice: We endeavor to be reliable and cohesive in how we operate and communicate.
  • Integrity: We commit to serve with consistency, transparency, and honesty.
  • Cross-sector Collaboration: We intend to mindfully leverage synergy, collective knowledge and diversity of stakeholder ideas. 
  • People First: We commit to balance the need for an individual's privacy with opportunities for improvement in public health. 

OIA Units Contact Information

Core Informatics

Advance dAnalytics & Visualization

Data Governance

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OIA consists of three units that work on specific aspects of the data life cycle: Data Governance, Core Informatics, and Advanced Analytics & Visualization.

Public Health informatics is the effective use of information and information technology to improve population health outcomes. Informatics is an applied information science that designs the blueprints for the complex data systems that keep information secure, usable and responsive to the user's needs.

We are public health scientists funded by the CDC to utilize data from the Tennessee Department of Health to provide targeted information to support prevention, education, and intervention locally and statewide to reduce opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Tennessee.

Our Data Governance unit includes the Institutional Review Board, Data Request System, and the Data Release Committee.  The program provides consultation and coordination across the department for activities involving access, use, sharing and protection of data.