Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health

A report jointly released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Example Cases and Legal Analysis provides public health departments with a framework that will allow them to request data from hospitals and health systems in order to move the needle on critical public health challenges.

January 02, 2018

Evaluation of REDCap as a Tool for Outbreak Data Management, Illinois, 2013-2014

The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) application has been used to build and manage online surveys and databases in academic research settings. Public health agencies have begun to use REDCap to manage disease outbreak data. In addition to survey and database development, and data management and analysis, REDCap allows users to track data manipulation and user activity, automate export procedures for data downloads, and use ad hoc reporting tools and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.

November 01, 2017

Expert Meeting on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Other Legal and Ethical Issues in Syndromic Surveillance

For syndromic and related public health surveillance systems to be effective, state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) need access to a variety of types of health data. Since the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems in recent years, health departments have gained varied levels of access to personal health information for inclusion in these systems.

July 30, 2018

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