Traditionally, you or a physician's office would request your patient record using telephone, facsimile, or mail, then wait for the request to be processed and the records sent. With HIEs, records are shared electronically and immediately.
Note: An HIE pulls health information from various Electronic Medical Record systems that manage digital versions of a traditional paper-based medical record, making them available on a secure portal. This enables providers and ourselves the flexibility to access and share health information securely when and where it is needed. HIEs can bring together information from multiple sources so everyone who is caring for you is on the same page.
Patient health information includes most of the information in your electronic health records, such as your medical history, allergies, medications, and lab results.
Information that is not shared or available through HIEs, or which would require a signed patient authorization for release of information, includes behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services.
Yes. Opting out prevents your personal health information from being shared, with two exceptions:
- The opt out does not apply when the disclosure is made to public health authorities and the purpose of the disclosure is permitted by either HIPAA or applicable California law.
- Your information may also be disclosed to facilitate emergency medical treatment.
HIE patient opt-out form