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 first webinar in a two-part series on using electronic health data for community health improvement. The webinar will feature presentations from two of the authors of the report, who will discuss the legal underpinnings of data sharing between health systems and public health agencies, provide illustrative examples, and engage in a Q&A discussion.
- 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