Definition Edit

A health database organization is

[t]he administrative and operational structure for regional health databases. A data organization that has as its mission the public release of data and results of analyses done on the databases under its control. It (1) operates under a common authority; (2) obtains health-related information from a wide variety of sources and puts databases to multiple uses; (3) contains person-identifiable data; (4) serves a specific, defined geographic area; (5) has inclusive population files; (6) has comprehensive data; (7) manipulates data electronically; and (8) supports electronic access [1]

References Edit

  1. Health Data in the Information Age: Use, Disclosure, and Privacy, at 240.

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