This is a webcast from a meeting on integrating jail systems into health information exchanges (HIEs) hosted by Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS).
This webcast includes four panels, preceded by a presentation, outlining the need for health and justice information sharing, and the video The Unseen Provider, which provides a case study of a successful health information technology initiative implemented in Camden, New Jersey, a jurisdiction with incredibly high crime rates and significant poverty. The first panel, HIT to Bring Jails into the Safety Net: the Dream, the Reality, discusses the implications of utilizing HIT to improve correctional health, using the electronic health record implemented in New York City's jail as a case study. The second panel, Health Information Technology in Jails Today, describes the functionality of health information technology (HIT) and the application of HIT. The third panel, HIPAA and 42 CFR, Part 2: Privacy Consent, highlights the issue of privacy rights and the role of consents in overcoming privacy concerns. The fourth and final panel, Envisioning the Future, provides a discussion of health reform, "meaningful use," and other policy efforts that encourage improved coordination and communication between health and justice agencies.