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Giving Consent

pageimage4Granting, Denying and Withdrawing Consent


When it comes to granting access to your health records, you have a few choices:


1) Give Consent
When your clinician asks you to sign a Healthix Patient Consent Form, you can choose which provider organizations can access your personal health information (PHI).

Healthix Community Consent
You may also choose to grant consent for all Participants in Healthix to view your health information. By granting Healthix Community Consent, you will no longer have to grant or deny consent to each individual Healthix participating organization. Healthix Community Consent gives all your providers in the Healthix community the ability to see your important health information – medications, allergies, labs – to make better treatment and care management decisions.

After consent has been granted, your medical information can be available immediately, whenever it’s needed. Healthix Patient Consent Forms are available in 22 languages.


2) Deny Consent Except in a Medical Emergency
By choosing the above, you are allowing your provider to access your medical information through Healthix only in an emergency situation.


3) Deny Consent
Choose this when you do not want to grant provider access to your medical information through Healthix — even in an emergency.


4) Deny Consent to All Participating Providers and Health Plans
To deny access to your patient data to all Participants in Healthix, please call 877-695-4749.


5) Withdraw Consent
If you wish to withdraw consent and disallow further access to your clinical data through Healthix, you can do so at any time by completing a Healthix Withdrawal of Consent Form and returning it to your participating clinician or your participating clinician’s privacy officer.


Healthix Has You Covered in New York State

Your health record also includes data from other qualified entities in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Therefore, no matter where you travel in New York State, Healthix will enable your treating clinicians to have access to a comprehensive picture of your care, whenever it is needed. 

For a list of organizations that participate in Healthix, Click Here.