A. Clarify your goals

While technology provides a powerful tool for putting your information sharing plans into practice, a fully integrated health and justice information system will not help you answer questions about what information should be shared, when, about whom and for what purpose. Mapping out your technology needs involves first stepping back and determining:

  1. What data needs to be shared and with whom?
  2. Where is that data currently stored?
  3. How can data flow between the appropriate parties?

Salt Lake City, Utah:

Click here to learn how public health and criminal justice officials in Salt Lake County, Utah reached consensus on data sharing needs, mapped data systems, and then developed technical solutions to connect the county jail system with the county’s Division of Behavioral Health Services and 35 behavioral health treatment entities.