Insights into Interaction Between EPSDT and Federal Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality Laws

Professor Sara Rosenbaum and Associate Professor Jane Hyatt Thorpe are the authors a of “Understanding the Interaction Between EPSDT and Federal Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality Laws.”  Produced by GW’s Health Information & the Law Project with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, their paper examines the federal and state law underpinnings of access to patient health records across health care providers and settings of care for Medicaid-enrolled children, who are entitled to Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT).  

The Role of Health Information Law in Health System Transformation

HPM Vice Chair  of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Jane Hyatt Thorpe is the author of an article in Public Health Reports which explains the legal aspects of health information and why they are critical for successful health system transformation.  In particular, “Health System Transformation and the Role of Health Information Law” looks at the legal and policy issues surrounding the electronic exchange of patient health information, and ways to support h