Health Department Risk Assessment
In order to fully understand both the risks and potential rewards involved, hard questions must be asked of both the HIE service provider(s) and the public health organization. It cannot be assumed that access to information, by itself, will have a major impact on health department effectiveness or efficiency without assessing its capability to put the information to use.
Anticipated savings and improved efficacy often rely on a redesign of business processes which, in turn, rely heavily on the knowledge, attitudes and skills of the affected workforce.
Tool 6 - Health Department Risk Assessment (PDF form)