Health Data in the Information Age: Use, Disclosure, and Privacy
National Academies Press, Jan 15, 1994 - Medical - 232 pages
Regional health care databases are being established around the country with the goal of providing timely and useful information to policymakers, physicians, and patients. But their emergence is raising important and sometimes controversial questions about the collection, quality, and appropriate use of health care data.
Based on experience with databases now in operation and in development, Health Data in the Information Age provides a clear set of guidelines and principles for exploiting the potential benefits of aggregated health data--without jeopardizing confidentiality.
A panel of experts identifies characteristics of emerging health database organizations (HDOs). The committee explores how HDOs can maintain the quality of their data, what policies and practices they should adopt, how they can prepare for linkages with computer-based patient records, and how diverse groups from researchers to health care administrators might use aggregated data.
Health Data in the Information Age offers frank analysis and guidelines that will be invaluable to anyone interested in the operation of health care databases.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
administrative agencies analyses benefits CABG Chapter CHMIS CHQC clinical committee believes committee recommends comprehensive concerns consent consumer CPRs data elements disclosed electronic Electronic Data Interchange employers entities evaluative example files groups harm HCFA HDO data HDO databases health care delivery health care information health care providers health data health database organizations health information health insurance health maintenance organizations health plans health record health services HMOs hospital identifiable implement individual information practices informational privacy informed consent Institute of Medicine Institutional Review Board institutions insurance claims issues medical records Medicare Medicine National operational outcomes payers person-identifiable data person-identifiable information physicians policies potential practitioners Privacy Act privacy and confidentiality privacy protection privacy rights procedures programs public disclosure QA/QI record subjects recordkeeping regional release reporting laws requirements risk specific status studies U.S. Congress users