Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health – Part 1

Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health -
Parts 1 and 2

Recording - Part 1

Recording - Part 2

Slides - Part 1

The first webinar reviewed the legal underpinnings of data sharing between health systems and public health agencies and provided illustrative examples of data sharing use cases.

Slides - Part 2

In the second webinar, participants submitted scenarios or challenges they have faced when sharing data between health systems and public health agencies and presenters provided guidance.

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Join the EHR in PH User Group to continue the discussion with peers about using electronic health data for community health.

Additional Resources

Read a summary of the questions asked by participants during the webinar and the answers provided by the presenters.

View a list of recommended resources from the Network for Public Health Law related to HIPAA and public health activities, gaining access to electronic health records for public health investigation, and research tools.

This 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, provides a roadmap for how to overcome perceived barriers to using electronic health data for public health activities.
This bright spot profile shares how the Allegheny County Health Department and local managed care organizations formed a data sharing partnership to better understand the factors impacting cardiovascular outcomes of residents.

This guide, produced by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) serves as a starting point for non-health sector professionals who want to further investigate the health care data available in their local communities and consider how to best leverage it to tackle priorities identified by multi-sector partnerships.

This report from the de Beaumont Foundation, in partnership with the BUILD Health Challenge, examines how hospitals and health systems can drastically improve their community engagement work by fostering cross-collaborative partnerships focused on upstream factors affecting community health outcomes.

Certain factual information about data to be shared and circumstances and conditions for sharing is neeeded to evaluate proposed data sharing. This checklist from the Network for Public Health Law assists public health practitioners in providing relevant factual information to resolve questions about proposed data collection, access, and sharing.

Under HIPAA, health information that can be used to identify an individual is considered protected health information (PHI). This list from the Network for Public Health Law provides several resources related to regulating and properly de-identifying data to promote sharing of meaningful data while reducing the risk of revealing PHI.