Unlocking Healthcare Data: Navigating HIEs, Interoperability, and Patient Privacy
In this episode, Joy sits down with Nichole Sweeney, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for CRISP Shared Services, to unravel the complexities of health information exchanges (HIEs) and the evolution of health data utilities. Nichole breaks down the significance of interoperability, highlighting how HIEs enable real-time access to crucial patient data for clinicians across different locations. The concept of health data utility, expanding beyond clinical records to encompass broader health determinants, is explored. Nichole’s expertise in sensitive health information and data exchange regarding reproductive rights adds a unique layer to the conversation, discussing the implications of the HIPAA draft rule in the context of patient privacy. Tune in to gain insights into the intricate puzzle of healthcare and IT integration.