Privacy and Public Health Surveillance – Public Health Management and the Law
Monday, June 19, 2023 | 12:30-2:00pm | Online
One of the most sensitive areas of health care, in terms of legal protections, is in dealing with patient privacy. In public health, these issues surface in many ways in surveillance methodology and data sharing. The value of accurate and reliable information on which to formulate public health policy and carry out public health regulations, such as mandated reporting laws, competes with personal autonomy and privacy. Consideration will be given to when personal information is necessary for public health purposes and what constitutes sufficient legal justification for surveillance measures to be used in the name of public health, and how such information can be shared responsibly. We will also talk about the privacy standards under the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and consider the civil and criminal penalties that can be assessed for breaches of information security and confidentiality.
PHX provides a 25 percent discount to students, SPH alumni, and BU faculty and staff. We will also offer a 25 percent discount for any resident of upper-middle-income countries, lower-middle-income countries and low-income countries (“LMIC” based on the World Bank Classification).
Individuals registering for 3 or more public health law workshops at full price can receive a 15 percent discount (use coupon “3ormore”).
(Please note discounts cannot be combined)