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Your Health Information, Your Rights

Get it. Check it. Use it.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, gives individuals the right to see and get copies of their health information, or share it with a third party, like a family member or a mobile device application. Having easy access to their health information empowers individuals to be more in control of decisions regarding their health and well-being.  Individuals can monitor chronic conditions better, understand and stay on track with treatment plans, find and fix errors, and contribute information to research if they choose. 

The infographic includes facts pertaining to an individual's right to accessing their medical records, a demonstration of how to obtain medical records and tips for protecting health information.  More information available at https://www.healthit.gov/access