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We struggled with a number of issues related to privacy and security
- Who should have access?
- Any one involved in supporting the clinical care of the patient in the emergency department setting.
- Should patients have the right to not participate in data sharing?
- All patients are notified that their data will be shared and the patient has the right to not share their data for clinical purposes.
- What data will be shared?
- Know what the laws and regulations actually say versus what people believe they say
- We don't share mental health or substance abuse data from those clinics or units.
- We do share mental health drug claims
- We do share mental health ICD9 codes
- All Participants have the right NOT to share specific patient populations
- Ultimately—if we are in doubt—we keep it out until we can get consensus
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