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Health Reform and Criminal Justice:
Integrating Jails into Health Information Exchanges,
Issue Papers

Implementation of an Electronic Health Record in the New York City Jail System

Topic
This paper details the implementation of an electronic health record system on Rikers Island.

Authors
Richard Stazesky, Jennifer Hughes, and Homer Venters, MD, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The Challenges of Bringing Health Connectivity to Jails via Health Information Technology: Three Case Studies

Topic
A paper prepared by COCHS staff offers three case studies of efforts to bring health information technology into jails, shedding light on the challenges to creating connectivity via health information technology.

Authors
COCHS staff

Health Information Privacy in The Correctional Environment

Topic
This paper examines privacy and consent issues related to health information-sharing in correctional settings.

Authors
Melissa M. Goldstein, JD
Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy
School of Public Health and Health Services
George Washington University

Opportunities for Information-Sharing Between Criminal Justice
and Community Substance Abuse Treatment Systems

Topic
This paper outlines the many opportunities for criminal justice and community substance abuse treatment systems to share information, showing how data collected at various points along the criminal justice continuum could be shared to benefit different stakeholders.

Authors
Jason Matejkowski, PhD, Ashley Harron, and David S. Festinger, PhD, of the Treatment Research Institute

Health Outcomes in Corrections: Health Information Technology and the Correctional Health Outcome and Resource Data Set (CHORDS)

Topic
This paper describes an emerging set of national performance measures for assessing health care provided in correctional settings that they believe will help correctional facilities transition to health information technology adoption and implementation.

Authors
Mackenzie M. Bisset, MSPH, and Edward A. Harrison, MBA, CCHP, of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Getting Criminal Justice and Health Information Exchange Off the Ground: The Role of Counties

Topic
This paper illuminates the role of counties in getting justice-involved health information exchanges off the ground, with a case study of the Salt Lake County, Utah, experience.

Authors
Maeghan Gilmore, MPH, of the National Association of Counties

Speaking the Same Language: Criminal Justice, Health Care, and Information Technology

This handbook contains definitions of terms that cross the domains of criminal justice, health care, and information technology.

Authors
COCHS' Staff