Learning Collaborative: Sharing Sensitive Health Information

At this session, the group will explore the topic of sharing sensitive health information electronically. Dr. Hannah Galvin, Chief Medical Information Officer at Cambridge Health Alliance and leader of a national workgroup on data segmentation, will present her insights into this important topic. The group will also revisit the documents and guides created at our 2016 Learning Collaborative, designed to help providers with communicating the benefits of patient information-sharing to their patients. The MeHI team will gather input from participants on necessary revisions to some of those resources in light of new legislation and updated regulations. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share challenges, success stories, and best practices with one another. These open discussions are the foundation of all our Learning Collaborative events.

Speaker Information

Dr. Hannah Galvin is a clinical informatics thought leader and nationally-recognized expert in the segmentation of data to protect patient privacy and promote interoperability.  Dr. Galvin guides major professional societies and health IT vendors regarding complex issues of patient agency and privacy to support the evolving technology-enabled continuum of care.  She advised the Office of the National Coordination for Health Information Technology (ONC) Advisory Committee Health IT for the Care Continuum Task Force in relation to the recent 21st Century Cures Act on Interoperability, Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program and previously served as a member of the ONC Patient Choice for Research Consent Technical Working Group.  She is co-founder and co-lead of the Protecting Privacy to Promote Interoperability (PP2PI) national expert workgroup, sponsored by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise USA (IHE USA), and The Drummond Group. 

Dr. Galvin currently serves as Chief Medical Information Officer for Cambridge Health Alliance, an innovative academic public health system dedicated to providing care for all in need throughout the Boston metro north region and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  An experienced primary care pediatrician and hospitalist with specialization in child abuse medicine, her clinical work focuses on vulnerable populations including at-risk adolescents.  Dr. Galvin is dual-board certified in Clinical Informatics and Pediatrics; she trained at Boston Children’s Hospital and graduated from Harvard Medical School and Wellesley College.


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Event Info

Date & Time 
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm