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Topic: Methods and tools

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Displaying 31 to 40 of 71 Reports

Distinguishing Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security

September 28, 2015
Confidentiality, privacy and security are all important topics to pay attention to when implementing an EHR-based surveillance program. This resource describes these terms’ legal and ethical meanings and how one impacts the other.

Distinguishing Surveillance from Research

September 28, 2015
Is your program surveillance or research? See how these terms are defined and what the requirements and procedures for each could mean for your surveillance program.

Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements

September 28, 2015
This resource summarizes information found in the article, “Data Governance and Data Sharing Agreements for Community-Wide Health Information Exchange: Lessons from the Beacon Communities.” It provides direction on dealing with data governance issues.

Validating Requirements

September 28, 2015
After requirements for your system are defined, they will need to go through a validation process. This resource provides different methods for validating requirements and the steps that are associated with them.

Preparing to Meet with your Attorney

September 24, 2015
It is important to initiate early conversations with your attorney to address any legal issues related to creating a surveillance system. This tool helps planners become prepared in key areas and provides advice on presenting your case, working with your community partners’ attorneys and...

Clarifying Legal Authority

September 24, 2015
Before meeting with agency attorneys, planning teams need to understand the legal implications surrounding health data collection. This tool outlines the process of verifying legal authority and addressing privacy concerns.

Project Charter Template

September 24, 2015
A sample template to create a project charter.

Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

September 24, 2015
Conducting a stakeholder analysis is critical to projects because it impacts communications planning and helps identify all those who will be influenced by your agency’s activities. This tool shares a model stakeholder analysis matrix and detailed instructions to create your own.

Understanding Provider Concerns

September 24, 2015
Some health care organizations may have concerns about partnering as data suppliers due to associated costs for staff, vendor fees, etc. Understanding Provider Concerns helps planners adjust their procedures to accommodate such concerns.

Identifying Actors and Goals

September 24, 2015
This tool helps planners identify who are the actors, or primary stakeholders, in the surveillance program and what their roles and responsibilities are.