You are traveling and a health crisis occurs. How does the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) gather information about your medical history? They ask you, right?Read More
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.
To help explain this important right to individuals and health care providers, ONC and OCR have developed easy-to-understand educational tools in English and Spanish.Read More