• Winter 2021, Issue 1

    Winter 2021, Issue 1

Securing Public Health Data in the Age of COVID-19

Public health laboratories have been collecting and distributing data for decades, focused on the best practice of accessing the minimum patient data necessary to do the job required. But when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in 2020, laboratories began amassing data in unprecedented quantities. While the public health system has worked constantly to improve cybersecurity and data privacy, there are many layers of protection that laboratories must engage in to secure data and ensure accuracy.

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