We want patients and the public to be clear about how their health information can be accessed. Let’s keep in mind that health information already
can be shared on paper or electronically and is protected under federal HIPAA laws. Beyond HIPAA, we’ve put in place a policy that automatically
opts a patient into the system if the patient’s physician or provider is a CliniSync member. This occurs when a physician looks up a patient’s
name to see encounters at hospitals or with other providers. We call this the Community Health Record because authorized members of the medical
community can view that patient’s records if they are treating the individual. However, Ohio law allows patients who don’t want an authorized
physician to access their records to opt out of the exchange. The form to do this is below.
The CliniSync Health Information exchange (HIE) is technology that allows healthcare information to pass electronically across organizations across the state. Clear and strict state and federal guidelines govern how the information can be exchanged, viewed and used. The goal of the HIE is to make the information available when and where it is needed.
Less Unnecessary Testing: You may have had a lab test done recently at a hospital or doctor’s office. When you go someplace else, they can use the exchange to see your prior lab test results. That may prevent the need to do the test again.
If you would like to read a brochure designed for patients, please click on the box below:
Yes it is. The CliniSync Health Information Exchange follows U.S. and Ohio privacy laws. Only people providing care to you may view your medical records on the exchange. Anyone who is not involved in your care is not allowed to view your medical records on the exchange.
YOU CAN OPT OUT OF THE CLINISYNC HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW. YOUR PHYSICIAN'S MEDICAL STAFF OR HOSPITAL STAFF CAN MAKE THAT CHANGE FOR YOU. OR, YOU CAN COMPLETE THE FORM, GET IT NOTARIZED AND SUBMIT IT DIRECTLY TO CLINISYNC BY FOLLOWING THE STEPS BELOW.
If you have questions, please contact CliniSync: