Patient Privacy and Data Governance in the Era of COVID-19
Data accountability strategies for balancing privacy and public health.
In the wake of COVID-19, the need for complete visibility into patient populations has never been greater. As providers seek to effectively track, report and respond to the pandemic, they also face the difficult challenge of safeguarding patient data privacy.
Further, providers must now adhere to the heightened data accountability expectations of the federal government’s final rules. While the rules were designed in a pre-pandemic world, they may have equally important implications for the new demands of public health, including disease reporting and social contract tracing.
This white paper explores:
- How to employ the right strategies to balance privacy with public health, including being fully aware of where data is moving, who has access to sensitive data elements, and how patient information is being used
- Tools for establishing strong internal data governance processes
- The critical role of patient identity management in a COVID-19 world
- The privacy and security pitfalls of patient data aggregation, and what to look out for.
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