Secondary Use

General meaning: Uses of data for additional purposes other than the primary reason for their collection, adding value to this data. [HIMSS]

Healthcare meaning: Uses of clinical data for purposes other than direct patient care (e.g., for research purposes, for public health surveillance, for billing, for analysis in disease registries). [HIMSS]

Using a patient's information for any purpose not directly related to the care of an individual. [RCPSA]

Related Concepts

    • Synonyms: Secondary Data Use

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