Official Notice Sent and Patient Rights Documents Updated
Health Current, formerly Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), sent an official notice to all Health Current Participants last week regarding a change in the Permitted Use Policy.
Due to the tremendous growth, interest in and use of Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), there has been increased interest among Participants to amend the definition of “Permitted Use” – a defined term in the Participation Agreement that refers to how Health Current Participants may use information from the HIE. The changes to the Permitted Use Policy necessitate changes to the Notice of Health Information Practices (“Notice”), to ensure that patients are appropriately informed of how their information may be used through the HIE. These changes are now reflected in a revised Patient Rights Process Toolkit. The new Health Current Permitted Use Policy will go into effect on August 1, 2017.
Health Current is hosting a webinar Thursday, June 1 at 12:00 PM to review the changes to the Permitted Use Policy and Patient Rights Process. To register for the webinar click here.