Health Information Exchange

  • Ask your health care providers how they are implementing health information exchange (HIE), if at all, and what privacy or security practices they are developing or already have in place.
  • Find out whether you have any options when participating in your provider's electronic health record system and in electronic exchange of your information. For example, can you consent to sharing certain information while restricting other information?
  • Carefully read any authorizations you are asked to sign.
  • Find out whether your state allows you to opt out of HIE.