Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Data sharing is an important tool to improve patient care, but can be complicated by real and perceived privacy and security challenges. This session will clarify and discuss federal and state data privacy and security rules, and examine methods that enable secure sharing of patient information to improve care without compromising patient privacy. The session will include discussion of data sharing for substance use disorders and behavioral health. A federal official from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will provide an overview and two state speakers will share their experiences navigating privacy laws to successfully share data and improve patient care.