Law, Policy, and Syndromic Disease Surveillance: A Multi-Site Case Study

Description: 

SyS systems have great potential to prevent morbidity, injury, and mortality by monitoring population health and providing realtime data to inform public health department decisions. Electronic health information technology and federal, state and local incentives and investments have helped to facilitate their rapid and widespread implementation. As a result, SyS systems operate in the context of laws and regulations that determine their success. An understanding of the effects of this legal environment is crucial to insuring that SyS systems fulfill their potential.

Objective

Explore the impact of law and government policy on the practice of syndromic disease surveillance (SyS) in the United States.

Original Publication Year: 
2015
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2015

October 13, 2017

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