Laws regarding promptly updating medical records
Among other things, it allows for early warnings of flu trends and enables people to take precautions.
Electronic health information exchange (HIE) makes it easy to collect large amounts of data.
45 CFR § 164If it is not a covered entity, the public health authority's data practices will be subject to whichever laws, regulations, and policies apply to it.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes the about health and behavioral trends and statistics.
21 CFR, Part 21Unless specific rules and regulations govern the privacy practices of a public health authority receiving your information, the only privacy protection built into public health reporting is the standard.
In other words, covered entities are supposed to limit the information they disclose to public health authorities to the minimum amount necessary to accomplish the public health purpose. § 139 w-4(o)(1)(A)(i)This information may include laboratory, immunization, and syndromic surveillance reports.
272 (2001) and the Homeland Security Act (Public Law 107–296. Section 215 of the Patriot Act gives the FBI director authority to apply to the secret FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court for an order that a person or entity produce “any tangible things (including books, records, papers, documents, and other items) for an investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities.” The Homeland Security Act created the Department of Homeland Security.
The Act gives the department’s secretary the authority to conduct the investigations necessary to preventing foreign and domestic terrorism, and to access the information needed to do so. § 552(b)(6) This means that if a government agency has your medical records because, for example, you are a patient at a Veterans Administration hospital, or you participate in an AIDS study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the agency may not release your records to a FOIA request from anyone other than yourself.