When considering a match between homeless data from an HMIS system and a health care database, it is important to first determine the specific purpose of the match. Communities should limit what they share to specific needs and should always keep the confidentiality and privacy of clients/patients as a top priority. This paper will go through what should be considered for each data sharing exercise.
Homelessness and Health Data Sharing: Why and How Communities Are Sharing Data to Improve Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Community Planning and Development by CSH.