HIPAA is often considered an impediment to sharing health data between health systems and public health departments. A new report funded by the de Beaumont Foundation and produced by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in partnership with the Network of Public Health Law, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health, provides a roadmap for how to overcome perceived barriers to using electronic health data for public health activities.
Join All In: Data for Community Health for the second webinar in a two-part series on using electronic health data for community health improvement, featuring presentations from two authors of the report. Participants will be able to submit real-life examples of challenges they have faced when sharing data between health systems and public health agencies and experts will provide hands on support. Participants are encouraged to submit examples in advance of the webinar, regardless of what stage of the process they are in, and these submissions can be anonymous.
- Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Denise Chrysler, JD, Director, Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law at the University of Michigan School of Public Health