INFORMATION IS EMPOWERING.
Exercising your right to access your health information gives you the power to make the most informed decisions about your care.
The Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act, known as HIPAA is a set of rules designed for health plans, providers and health care clearinghouses that control who can look at and receive your health information.
HIPAA gives you the legal right to:
- Ask to see and get copy of your health information
- Ask your provider or health plan to send a copy of your records to anyone you choose
- Ask to change any incorrect information in your file or add information if you think something is incomplete
- See who your information has been shared with
There are many resources on the web to learn more about your rights. The Get My Health Data HIPAA fact sheet provides helpful information.