CHAPTER 4

 

Healthcare Information Technology in Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Surveillance

J. Marc Overhage, Brian E. Dixon

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Define population health and explain how it differs from healthcare delivery

•  Describe the role of public health in managing illness outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics

•  Identify and explain issues that affect the use of data for population health

•  Apply health data definitions and standards, as well as privacy and confidentiality issues, in typical public health scenarios

•  Identify when public health departments can receive identifiable health information to perform public health functions without patient authorization

•  Recognize and explain how population ...

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