Last updated May 16, 2018
4. Disclosure of Information Practices
Whether you are a patient or a Provider, if we collect information from or about you via the Service, we will tell you what information we are collecting. The amount and type of information that we receive depends on how you use this Service and the information you choose to submit to us via the Service.
Whether you are a Provider or patient user, we may track use of your user name and may also capture the paths taken as you move from page to page (i.e., your "click stream" activity). When you log in, your user name and encrypted password will be logged by our system in an audit log but will not be used by us.
As a user of the Service and if available, you may also choose to use the secure messaging feature of the Service which will allows the exchange of communications between patients and the clinicians who treat them and which may contain identifiable health information. We record and maintain communications sent via this feature. Service users have the ability to view the trail of messages received and sent via their Service account. We do not edit the content of the communications between patients and Providers.
A. Identifiable Health Information
You are not required to provide identifiable health information to visit the MyHealthRecord.com website. However, if you are a patient or the legal representative of a patient, you must provide certain identifiable health information in order to complete your registration for the Service and to access the health records maintained by your Provider.
If you are a patient (or the legal representative of a patient), we will collect identifiable health information from you with your knowledge during the registration process and in the event you request information or services. We may collect any identifiable health information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, email address, gender, birth date and phone number. If you access the Service patient registration via the link provided by your physician, certain basic information may be prefilled into your Service registration, which you will need to verify.
When you register for the Service via the MyHealthRecord.com website, the registration process requires you to choose a user name and password for your account, which you should keep and maintain as confidential. If you choose to share your user name and password you understand that those individuals to whom you share that information will have access to your identifiable health information and will be able to add to your identifiable health information as though they were you. You will be responsible for all activities by users resulting from sharing or not maintaining the confidentiality of your user name or password, as more fully described in the Terms of Service. If you are a registered patient user of the Service, your identifiable health information (or that of the patient for whom you are the legal representative) currently stored electronically in your Provider’s records will become accessible to Us in order to provide you access to such information through the Service.
B. Non-Identifiable Health Information
We and/or any third party website analytics vendor (e.g. Google Analytics) on Our behalf, may also collect nonidentifiable information, which is automatically collected as you browse or otherwise access this Website and Service. We may collect such information by tracking, or asking our analytics vendor to track, your clickstream activity when such information is not tied to a user ID through the use of "cookie" technology or by tracking internet protocol (IP) addresses, as explained below.
Like many companies, we may use "cookie" technology on and off of the MyHealthRecord.com website and Service. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. They enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular website. The cookies do not contain any identifiable health information and cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive.
When you view the MyHealthRecord.com website or Service we may place a cookie on your computer, which may be either temporary or permanent. Temporary cookies are used to complete transactions with the MyHealthRecord.com website or Service and for other purposes such as counting the number of visits to our web pages. These temporary cookies are eliminated when you exit your browser.
A permanent cookie may also be stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in, this type of cookie tells us whether you've visited us before or if you are a new visitor. The cookie doesn't obtain any identifiable health information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn't extract any information from your computer.
In addition to the cookies from MyHealthRecord.com, which are used to allow you to log in, we also use a cookie from Google, Inc., via Google Analytics. This cookie provides us with anonymous data. It measures website traffic, tells us how visitors use this site, and distinguishes unique users. You can find out more about how Google uses this data by going to http://google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
This cookie collects the following information: time when you entered and left this website; pages you visited in this website; how long pages took to load; what browser, operating system, and type of device you used to access this website; the city closest to you; and whether you've visited MyHealthRecord.com before.
The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting certain types of cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that disabling temporary cookies may prevent you from using and accessing the Service. Disabling permanent cookies may also impact your use and access of the Service and in particular will not allow you to see any personalization (including your health record) on the Service that you may activate.
In addition, if you visit the MyHealthRecord.com website again after deleting a cookie, a new cookie may be activated.
D. IP Addresses
We may also log and track IP addresses for systems administration purposes and for reporting usage trends. Your IP address is usually associated with the physical place from which you enter the Internet, the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the browser software you use and your operating system, and the date and time you access the Website or Service. By collecting your IP address, we may record the page that linked you to this Website, the web pages you visit, the ads you see or click on, and other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform and settings you are using, and any search terms you enter on this Website or Service. IP addresses are not used to track an individual user’s session. This information only helps us determine how often different areas of the MyHealthRecord.com website and Service are visited. We may combine nonidentifiable information collected automatically (such as through IP addresses, cookies or clickstream monitoring) with any previously submitted personal information that we may have received from you.
E. Geographic Location
We may collect your geographic location based on your IP address and other location based data.
Users of the Service may have the opportunity to participate through the Service in various surveys depending on the survey and as permitted by law. Any survey responses that you choose to submit may be aggregated, deidentified and provided or sold to third parties as set forth below.
5. How Will Your Information Be Used And Disclosed?
A. Identifiable Health Information
We may use any identifiable health information or other information that you voluntarily provide us in order to provide you with information, products or services that you may request from Us.
If you are a patient or the legal representative of a patient, any identifiable health information that you share via the Service will be made accessible to your Provider and will become a part of the records maintained by your Provider, which records are subject to your Provider’s Notice of Privacy Practices.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, We may use your participation in the Service to communicate to you special offers and featured items, whether from Us, Our affiliates, our suppliers or vendors, or other third parties. If you are receiving additional communications and special offers, you may revoke your authorization to receive such materials at any time by contacting Us using the contact information below or as outlined in the applicable communication. We will implement your revocation as soon as is commercially reasonable. We cannot control any communications and other materials that you may receive directly from third parties.
We will also use your information to customize your browsing experience and communicate with you and otherwise respond to your questions and suggestions regarding use of the Service as may be permitted by applicable law.
We may share your information only with Our suppliers and vendors to the limited extent permitted by applicable law. We require those suppliers and vendors to comply with all applicable data privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA. We do not sell, lease or rent your identifiable health information. We may also use your geographic location to provide you with specific content and direct you to your closest service providers to the extent permitted by applicable law.
B. NonIdentifiable Health Information
The nonidentifiable, aggregated health information we collect may be shared with our suppliers and vendors and used in the aggregate to create summary statistics that help us analyze website usage trends, assess what information is of most and least importance, determine technical design specifications, arrange the Website in the most user-friendly way, and identify system performance or problem areas.
C. Aggregate Data
We may aggregate and deidentify in accordance with HIPAA identifiable health information, either alone or with other data to create anonymous "aggregate data" regarding the users of the MyHealthRecord.com website and Service. Aggregate and deidentified data is information that describes the habits, treatment plans, usage patterns, other medical record data and/or demographics of users as a group but does not reveal the identity of particular users. This data will not identify you, but will be used as statistical information to determine such things as user demographics and usage patterns of the MyHealthRecord.com website and Service. We may use aggregate data to understand the needs of our community of users and determine what kinds of programs and services we can help provide. Aggregate data may also be provided or sold to third parties, including for the purpose of getting targeted content to you by third party vendors, suppliers, business partners and/or affiliates a picture of our community and services and/or participation in surveys or receipt of emails from third parties.
D. Other Use and Ownership
We also reserve the right to share your information collected from the MyHealthRecord.com website or Service with third parties to the extent permitted by applicable law including but not limited to the requirements under HIPAA, and, in the case of identifiable health information, pursuant to the Business Associate Agreement that we have with Your Provider.
No website can guarantee security or that loss, misuse or alteration to data hosted by or on, or accessed by or through, a website will not occur. To mitigate these risks, we maintain physical, administrative, electronic, technical and procedural safeguards to help protect your personal information collected via the Service as required by applicable law. We use industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") or Transport Layer Security (“TSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL or TSL technology (which covers any messages, Personally Identifiable Information or communications that you direct to Us or to your Provider using the secure messaging services) to create a protected connection between you and the MyHealthRecord.com website to ensure confidentiality. Our data center is both physically and electronically secured. Our servers are protected from open access to the Internet by using firewall and encryption technology. We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third party agents who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request via the Service. In the event that a breach in our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, we will notify you of such a breach as may be required by applicable law.
We will maintain your information and allow you to request updates at any time by logging into your Service account to access your information. You should first consult your Provider to make any updates to your information stored in your electronic health record; however, if you are unable to update through your provider, you may contact Us using the contact information set forth below and We will take steps to make sure that any updates that you provide are processed in a timely and complete manner.
G. What if I am accessing this Service from outside of the United States?
H. Transfer of Data
I. Important Note Regarding Children
This Website and Service is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and We do not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this Website or Service. Any information submitted via the Service regarding a minor under the age of 13 must be submitted by the minor's legal representative. To the extent permitted by applicable state law, minors may access their identifiable health information through their physician.
If you wish to cancel your registration or be removed from the email list, please contact your physician office.
- Go to myGov: Go to.
- Sign in to your myGov account. If you don't have a myGov account, select Create account and follow the steps to create an account. ...
- In myGov, select My Profile and then select Linked Services.
- Select My Health Record from the Link a service list.
The My Health Record app provides you a holistic view of your health, your care providers and your health plan - empowering you to own your data and easily engage with your insurer and all your care providers through a secure standards-driven access.How do I access my electronic health records? ›
To open a patient's health record, a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider logs into the system with a username and password or thumbprint identification. Often, providers can access EHR information remotely by logging into their work network via the Internet.Can I access my own nehr? ›
Only authorised healthcare professionals who are providing care to you, should access your healthcare records in the NEHR.How do I find my IHI number on myGov? ›
Sign in to myGov. Select services or link your first service. Select IHI service from the list. Follow the prompts to get your IHI, and link the service.Can pharmacists access My Health Record? ›
Pharmacists can access a range of clinical information in a patient's My Health Record, including information about medicines, allergies and current medical conditions.How do I get my health records on my iPhone? ›
- Open the Health app and tap the Summary tab.
- Tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner.
- Under Features, tap Health Records, then tap Get Started. ...
- You'll be prompted to allow the Health app to use your location to find hospitals and health networks near you.
- On your computer open play.google.com.
- Select Apps > My apps.
- Select the Google Health Studies app.
- Choose your device and select Install, Installed or Enable. ...
- Wait until you get an install complete message.
HealthNow is an integrator platform that brings health and care to every Filipino in one tap. It offer users simple and easy access to the healthcare they need in one easy-to-use app, whether it's for their individual needs or for the loved ones in their care.Can patients access the EHR? ›
ONC's information blocking provisions mandate patient access to eight kinds of EHR notes: those relating to consultation, discharge, history and physical examination, imaging, laboratory tests, pathology, procedures, and progress.
To begin, you have access to your EMR. In fact, your healthcare providers are required by federal regulations to provide you with copies of your medical records in the format you request (i.e. paper or electronic). Your healthcare provider also has access to the patient medical records they have on file for you.Who has access to my medical records? ›
Your medical records are confidential. Nobody else is allowed to see them unless they: Are a relevant healthcare professional. Have your written permission.Who has access to nehr? ›
Access to the NEHR has to be authorised by MOH and is granted primarily to healthcare professionals who are involved in direct patient care such as doctors. In a GP clinic setting, clinic assistants would not be provisioned with an account, as they do not provide direct patient care.How do I apply for nehr access? ›
How do I sign up for NEHR? Contact 1800-6644-347 to sign-up for NEHR, or if you have problems accessing NEHR. Click here for more information on NEHR.Does my GP have access to my hospital records? ›
Medical records are confidential and can only be accessed with consent. They are stored on an electronic file called a Summary Care Record (SCR). By default, only yourself and those at your NHS GP practice can view your medical records.Is IHI number same as Medicare number? ›
Note: The Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) is a unique 16-digit number created by Medicare and assigned to everyone registered with Medicare, as well as others who require medical assistance.How do I find my individual health identifier? ›
You or a person you've authorised, such as a legal guardian or authorised agent, can access the information associated with your IHI and a log of the organisations who have been given your IHI. To access the information associated with your IHI, sign in to myGov and then click Medicare.How do I get my IHI number online? ›
The quickest way to get an IHI is online using the IHI service through your myGov account. If you don't have a myGov account, it's easy to create one. Once you have your IHI, you can: get proof of vaccination through the Individual Healthcare Identifier service in myGov.Is pharmacy a healthcare? ›
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.Can a pharmacist see your prescription history Australia? ›
Doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists who are involved in your care are authorised under law to access information about your prescription history in SafeScript, without your express permission, for the purpose of ensuring your safety when prescribing or dispensing high-risk prescription medicines.
If you can't find your pathology or radiology reports in your My Health Record it may be because the pathology lab centre isn't connected to the My Health Record system yet. Ask them when they will be. Your results will be sent to your regular doctor or the healthcare professional that requested the tests, as usual.How do I get identity verification code? ›
If you have are not able prove your identity online, or would prefer to speak to a person, call the Help line on 1800 723 471. A Help line representative will give you a code, known as an identity verification code, so you can link your myGov account to your My Health Record.Can I access my medical records Australia? ›
Contact the health service provider that holds your health information to request access. Only you or another person you've authorised, such as a legal guardian or authorised representative, can make the request. You may be asked to put your request in writing and for information that identifies you.Does everyone have a My Health Record? ›
All Australians now have a My Health Record, unless they chose to opt out before 31 January 2019. Log in to your My Health Record to view and manage your health information. You can decide what you want to include and start sharing health information with your treating healthcare providers.Can I see my blood results online? ›
If you have access to your personal health record in your NHS account, you may be able to see hospital test results. Find out more about personal health records. If you have questions about test results in your GP health record, contact your GP surgery.What are the three main blood tests? ›
A blood test is typically composed of three main tests: a complete blood count, a metabolic panel and a lipid panel.Can doctors tell you results over the phone? ›
If results are normal, they can usually be delivered via a phone call, letter, or secure message. It is always okay to ask your healthcare provider about treatment guidelines or why a test or appointment is being recommended.Why can't I receive verification code on my phone? ›
5 Reasons For Phone Not Getting Verification Code Texts
Your phone number or email address provided may be incorrect. Carrier or email service provided may have blocked such messages. The verification messages are blocked by your phone. The poor network connection can also be a reason.
Where you have not re-verified your identity, you'll receive the error 'insufficient access' when trying to access participating services. To resolve this, select Reset app within your myGovID app's Settings and then set up again using your latest myGovID email address and re-verify your identity.Why can't I verify my identity on myGovID? ›
If you receive the error 'could not verify', check: your certificate displays your full date of birth – if it doesn't, you will not be able to verify your document online. you've entered your name exactly as it appears on your certificate. you've entered your date of birth in the order day/month/year (DD/MM/YYYY)
Your medical records are confidential. Nobody else is allowed to see them unless they: Are a relevant healthcare professional. Have your written permission.Can my new doctor get my medical records? ›
Understanding access and timing for moving your records
If your records are electronic and your new GP practice can accept these onto their computer system, they will be transferred through a secure electronic route. The records are encrypted on dispatch from your old GP practice. No one will have access to them.
Confidentiality and privacy
Receptionists are never told of a patient's confidential consultations (appointments), but they do have access to people's records so that they can type letters and carry out other admin duties.
If you don't already have a My Health Record, you can register for one at any time. This includes if you have previously opted out or cancelled your record. You need to have a myGov account to register for a My Health Record online.Can a nurse access my medical records? ›
In the US, all protected health information falls under HIPPA guidelines - to access someone's medical records you must have a valid reason and be part of their care team.Is your blood type in your medical records? ›
Unless your physician specifically ordered a test to type your blood, the hospital will not have this information. If blood typing was ordered by your physician and performed, the Medical Record's Department will need a completed patient authorization form to process the request for this information.