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Rhode Island addresses patient data privacy, security

Lawmakers in Rhode Island this week introduced legislation that would create a set of patient safeguards that go beyond existing state and federal privacy and data security protections for shared information in preparation for the launch of a statewide health information exchange (HIE). The legislation, called the Rhode Island Health Information Exchange Act of...

Public Health Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving Population Health Goals While Protecting Individuals’ Privacy

Stoto, M.A. Public Health Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving Population Health Goals While Protecting Individuals’ Privacy and Confidentiality. Georgetown Law Journal, 2008, 96:2, 703-719. Surveillance, a core function of public health, is defined as “ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health...