Location: 200 E. Berry St., Suite 360, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Meet the Staff: Cindy Wable, Environmental Technician
The Informatics Division provides information technology support to the staff of the Department of Health. Surveillance and information systems relevant to public health are developed and maintained. The division maintains the Department's Web site and Geographic Information System (GIS). Supervision of the Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping of Allen County septic systems is also the division's responsibility.
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In 1854 John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, used a form of informatics to determine that an Cholera outbreak was resulting from particular pumps in London. He mapped all of the cases to determine where the outbreak originated.