*This position can be located in Kampala, Uganda; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nairobi, Kenya; Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco, United States; Johannesburg, South Africa
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide
International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.
The Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) is working on a project funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop, implement, use, and evaluate interoperable health information systems to achieve HIV/AIDS and TB epidemic control through improved health informatics policy, governance, workforce capacity, and systems under PEPFAR.
Under this award, PATH is working with CDC’s Health Informatics Team (HIT) to implement several organizational objectives, one of which is the development of generic data security and confidentiality guidance.
Data security and confidentiality guidance
Whereas data sharing is a best practice in public health, there are valid concerns about the privacy of health records, especially protected health information and other personal information. Consequences of breaches in the privacy of this information are extremely serious. Furthermore, protecting patient privacy and securing electronic health information is a shared responsibility. In providing mechanism to safeguard information without stifling its sharing, countries establish policies that outline appropriate uses and releases of information and create mechanisms for preventing and detecting violations.