Mememorial Healthcare System Health Information Exchange

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Mememorial Healthcare System Health Information Exchange

Mememorial Healthcare System Health Information Exchange

Mememorial Healthcare System Health Information Exchange

Mememorial Healthcare System Health Information Exchange

Mememorial Healthcare System Health Information Exchange

In addition to providing benefits to physicians and providers, the Atlantic Coast Health Information Exchange (HIE) provides many benefits to patients. Through the sharing and delivery of your medical information, patients can receive care based on the most up-to-date health information. This data sharing can result in fewer tests and lower costs. In addition, the HIE and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems can provide direct delivery of results to patients, reducing wait time to receive critical results and health information.

It is important to note that providers will only receive patient information for those patients they are treating, and HIPAA and other privacy laws prohibit them from accessing medical information about other patients. Providers will also be subject to strict policies and procedures that are monitored and updated by Memorial Healthcare System to keep the HIE in compliance with these laws.

Patient Consent to Share Healthcare Information

The Atlantic Coast HIE is designed to function in a way that is consistent with all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The system is set up to share a patient’s information only after that patient has provided consent by electing to opt-in to the Atlantic Coast HIE.

Patient consent and opt-in decisions should be made by the patients with the assistance of their treating providers. Please speak with your healthcare providers about the Atlantic Coast HIE if you wish to arrange to have your information shared. Memorial Healthcare System strives to maintain its patients’ privacy, while also making some of the latest technology available to support the delivery of top-quality care. The Atlantic Coast HIE is another example of the information technology available to help provide better treatment to our patients.