Inter-Jurisdictional Health Information Exchange

As Americans become more mobile, so too must their health information. Public health agencies are increasingly called on to electronically exchange health information outside their jurisdictional borders. With differences in state privacy laws and local ordinances, such exchange frequently requires a data exchange agreement. This guidance document was developed by JPHIT to provide practical advice and information to public health managers and staff who craft such agreements.

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Future Information Capabilities for Public Health

Information is not only becoming more digital, it is coming from a wider variety of sources, moving at increasing speeds among more partners, and needed for ever-more timely analysis and action. At the same time, interest in population health data is greater than ever. These information briefs stimulate thinking, conversation and planning to help local and state public health officials and managers better understand major information and informatics trends. 

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