Justice-to-Health Information Sharing:
The value of stronger communication and, in particular, stronger interoperable “electronic” information sharing between the Justice and Health domains has been recognized by both communities. To that end, the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) embarked on an incremental collaborative process to identify high-priority justice-to-health interexchange opportunities that not only would provide the most beneficial use for the justice community but would also align with the top information exchange priorities identified by the health community.
Global dovetailed its work from the results of a Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored project led by the IJIS Institute and the Urban Institute that identified 34 beneficial opportunities for interdomain information exchange between the justice and health communities. “Used judiciously, and with the necessary legal and technical safeguards to protect privacy and confidentiality, bi-directional sharing of health information between community-based care providers and correctional institutions can be used to divert individuals from the criminal justice system (when appropriate), better provide for their health needs while under justice supervision, and prepare for a successful post-release transition to the community” – Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes. In turn, Global charged the Global Strategic Solutions Working Group (GSSWG) to assemble a team of justice and health practitioners to review the 34 exchanges with a focus on identifying those exchanges with the greatest potential benefit to the criminal justice community. In a report titled “Prioritizing Justice-to-Health Exchanges Task Team Final Report,” the group outlined ten high-value exchanges that focus in large part on sharing treatment and reentry information. Finally, the Global Standards Council’s Justice-to-Health Services Task Team launched an effort to further explore the technical information sharing alignment between the aforementioned ten exchanges and the highest-priority health domain exchanges. In a report titled “Aligning Justice-to-Health Priority Exchanges Task Team Final Report,” the resulting analysis suggests four priority business cases that represent the highest alignment, greatest cross-domain business benefit, and the most valuable priorities to the criminal justice treatment and reentry and Pretrial, Courts, and Supervision processes.
Global invites your attention and review of all three previously mentioned reports. Please direct questions and comments to Global@iir.com.
Global Standards Package: The aforementioned enterprise architecture and its associated standards collectively form what is known as the Global Standards Package—the entire body of normative Global standards work maintained by the Global Standards Council. Please access the GSP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide here and/or follow this link for a complete listing and access to published artifacts in the Global Standards Package. All GSP standards can also be discovered through the Global Information Sharing Toolkit.
Global Workspace: When GSP normative standards are developed or revised, each will be made available for a public review and comment period. When Global standards and products are opened for public comment, the deliverables will be posted at the Global Workspace—a collaboration site that serves two purposes. First, Global Workspace is an efficient and effective means to facilitate collaboration within the Global community when it develops and/or modifies Global standards, policies, guidelines, and other Global-associated deliverables. Second, once these deliverables are ready for public review and comment to practitioners, partners, and other consumers of the Global product line, Global Workspace supports this expanded collaboration in an efficient, yet structured manner, while simultaneously affording public users an easy way to review and comment.