Data-driven human rights: using the electronic health record to promote human rights in jail.

@article{GlowaKollisch2014DatadrivenHR,
  title={Data-driven human rights: using the electronic health record to promote human rights in jail.},
  author={Sarah Glowa-Kollisch and Kelly Andrade and Richard Stazesky and Paul A. Teixeira and Fatos Kaba and Ross Macdonald and Zachary Rosner and Daniel Selling and Amanda H Parsons and Homer Drae Venters},
  journal={Health and human rights},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={157-65}
}
The electronic health record (EHR) is a commonplace innovation designed to promote efficiency, quality, and continuity of health services. In the New York City jail system, we implemented an EHR across 12 jails between 2008 and 2011. During the same time, our work increasingly focused on the importance of human rights as an essential element to the provision of medical and mental health care for our patients. Consequently, we made major modifications to the EHR to allow for better surveillance… CONTINUE READING