March 2015—Public Health Law News
Public Health Law Program
Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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About Public Health Law News
The Public Health Law News is published the third Thursday of each month except holidays, plus special issues when warranted. It is distributed only in electronic form and is free of charge.
The News is published by the Public Health Law Program in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.
|What was Ted Mermin’s profession before becoming an attorney?|
|Interview with Ted Mermin, co-founder and executive director of the Public Good Law Center|
|Electronic health information has transformed the efficiency, capacity, and functions of the US health system. As health information technology (HIT) has progressed, the law has changed to allow HIT to serve traditional public health functions. This issue brief and slide deck summarize federal and state laws supporting the use and sharing of health data within the evolving public health HIT landscape.|