5110.2 Health Informatics and Information Technology: Facilitating Data Sharing between Public Health and Clinical Care

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will examine the benefits of and best practices for sharing clinical health information electronically using resources such as a Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and public health. A number of key elements relating to the exchange of data will be discussed, including the collaboration and data sharing agreements between state, local and Federal public health agencies; developing innovative practices for sharing information between public health and the clinical care environment, specifically with central cancer registries; the existing technical standards that support summarized data exchange as well as those standards that are needed; the current security and privacy provisions outlined under the HIPAA legislation; and developing evaluation plans for assessing the utility and effectiveness of HIE and public health interaction, such as in the case of New York City.
Session Objectives: 1. Idenitfy how a health information exchange is used in the sharing of clincal and public health data 2. Evalaute the effectiveness of exchange models and determine their applicability to public health 3. Describe how current security provisions under HIPAA affect clincal and public health data exchange

Methods and Early Findings from an Evaluation of Health Information Exchange for Public Health in New York State
Jacqueline Merrill, RN, MPH, DNSc, Andrew Phillips, RN, Lisa Kern, MD MPH and Rainu Kaushal, MD MPH

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)