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Unmasking Public Health

Bill of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s stated “essential public health services” is to “create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health.” slogs through its third COVID winter, one thing is clear: personal responsibility and autonomy are at the heart of public health messaging.

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Non-State Actors and Public Health Emergencies

Bill of Health

By Rossella De Falco Strong, well-coordinated and resilient public health care services play a vital role in preventing and responding to public health crises. What are, however, the specific legal and ethical implications of involving private actors in health care vis-à-vis public health emergencies?

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Personal Crusades for Public Health

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By Katherine Macfarlane Public health in the U.S. This essay describes the cost of casting aside what is best for the public’s health in favor of individual choice, especially to those who are high-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19. It explores how they must negotiate public health measures on their own.

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HTI-2 proposed rule includes new certification criteria for payer and public health IT

Healthcare It News

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Wednesday published its long-awaited Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Patient Engagement, Information Sharing, and Public Health Interoperability proposed rule for public comment.

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Public Health Product Hops

Bill of Health

My latest article, Public Health Product Hops (forthcoming 2023, American University Law Review, available on SSRN ), represented my long-form attempt to reconcile our differing opinions on product hopping. But perhaps other forms of public health benefit would outweigh these harms?

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Rebuilding Trust in Public Health and Public Health Law

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Wolf With our recent (and continuing) experience of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, one might think that our collective appreciation for public health efforts and the people advancing those efforts would be high. An essential first step is to refocus on the “public” in public health.

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ONC proposed rule targets interoperability for public health, payers

Healthcare Dive

The sweeping rule includes provisions to improve public health data sharing — a serious paint point during the COVID-19 pandemic — boost security in health records and speed prior authorization.