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The Role of Public Health in Health Information Exchanges

Wurtz, Rebecca MD, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: September/October 2013 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 485–487
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318286f615
Commentaries

This commentary reviews public health involvement in health information exchanges (HIEs). It also addresses public health's natural interests in HIEs and identifies obstacles to participation and ways for public health to engage with HIEs.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Correspondence: Rebecca Wurtz, MD, MPH, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 680 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL 60611 (rwurtz@northwestern.edu).

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.