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Disclosure of Health Information for Public Health Purposes: New Fact Sheet

February 07, 2017

Disclosure of Health Information for Public Health Purposes: New Fact Sheet

Medical professionals use and share health information in order to provide the best patient care, to evaluate the quality of care provided, and to secure proper payment for these services. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights recently published a new fact sheet to give healthcare providers a better understanding of permitted uses and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) for public health activities. To access the fact sheet, please click here.

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