Health information privacy and public health

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Protecting individual privacy and the public's health are critical objectives in a national health infrastructure that increasingly exchanges electronic health data. Neither goal can be neglected because privacy and public health are synergistic. Individuals rely on public health authorities to protect communal health; public health officials rely on timely and accurate individual health data that is facilitated through strong privacy protections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-671
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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