Healthix and our Participants comply with New York State and Federal privacy and confidentiality laws, such as HIPAA, to protect the privacy and security of your information. Access to your clinical data through Healthix is limited to the healthcare providers who are involved in your care and the organizations that you grant consent to. Healthix tracks and audits all access to health information in our system. Mandatory audits are conducted to ensure proper use and compliance with patient consent policies.
You control which healthcare organizations can access, view and share your clinical data by completing a Healthix Patient Consent Form and granting (or denying) consent on an organization-by-organization basis.
You may also elect to complete a Healthix Community Consent Form. Healthix Community Consent enables you to provide consent, with one signature, for all Participants in Healthix to access your health information, rather than only one Participant at a time.
Healthix Community Consent gives all your Healthix providers the ability to see important health data to make better treatment and care management decisions. Also, by granting all your providers in Healthix access to your records, you will enable improved collaboration among your providers and reap the benefits of effective, coordinated care.
Information accessed through Healthix may include all your data, including but not limited to: sensitive information related to HIV/AIDS, mental health, genetic disease or tests, alcohol or drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and family planning. Only authorized medical professionals who provide or coordinate your care can see your data, and only with your consent.