CMS: Databases can be used for disaster planning to aid vulnerable populations

April 26, 2013
by Susan Hall
Fierce Health IT


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow health information from eight databases to be used to identify vulnerable people who might need help during an emergency.

It will allow disclosure of only the minimum data necessary to carry out public health-related emergency preparedness and response activities, according to a notice in the Federal Register.


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