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Get Your Health Data

Because
Knowledge is Power
It's Your Right
Data Drives Health
You are Your Own Best Advocate
It's Your Body
 
Patient Stories
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Its Your Right

Why?

Get the information you need to better manage your health or care for loved ones. With online access and communication tools, patients can ask questions, share concerns, and provide pertinent information to their providers at their convenience – at night, over the weekend, even on a holiday.

Easier Than You Think

How?

There are several ways you can request to see or get a copy of your health information. The method you choose will largely depend upon the type of health data you want and the kind of health records system your provider uses.

What You Want

What?

You’ll need to determine: -1- What kind of health information you want (for example, your entire medical record or just your immunization list), -2- What format you want it in (a printable list to share with a family member or machine-readable data to upload into a health app), and -3- How you want to receive it (email, traditional mail, etc.).

Got it! Now What?

Using the Data

Almost every other industry – banking, travel, retail, and education – gives customers powerful tools to manage their lives online. Good news – that’s increasingly true in health care – all you need is your data! Learn what tools you can apply to actually use the data.

Having Trouble?

Troubleshoot

Having trouble?  Check out our Tracer Blog Series as well as the tips and resources below to help you better understand and demonstrate your rights to your health information.

For more background, check out the new guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services on your right to access health information.

29Sep 17

Getting Patient Portals Right: It Takes a Village

It’s no secret that patient portals aren’t perfect. Too many are not easy to use, and contain missing or out-of-date information. Even when data is available, patients may not know how to interpret it – is my cholesterol level high or low? Why am I taking this medication again? Health…

16Aug 17

Taming the Health Data Beast

If you’ve tried it, you know: getting medical records can be a beast. Health data continues to move at a snail’s pace in a high-speed world. Whether tracking down health records from multiple specialists or trying to send records to a new doctor, patients often wait for months, rather than…

07Apr 17

Satisfied

I'm in the midst of being tested to figure out what is causing my symptoms. I wanted my chiropractor to have my blood test results. I was able to access them and print them out for him so he can know how best to help me. It was nice not…

Second opinions matter. Information prevents redoing.

Kathryn B., California

Easy communication is key to health.

John N. in NY

Old ladies forget, caregivers need access.

Sally R., Virginia

Help me help you help me.

Eleanor B., Georgia

Easy access, easy edit, QUALITY care!

Anna B., Texas

Multiple medical memoirs muddle mature memories.

William H., Maryland

Had cancer. Information helpful. Removed doubt.

Debbie G., Illinois

History of my health is revealing.

Linda I., Maryland

My whole team on same page!

Marjorie M., California

When information is shared, caregivers rejoice.

Ann H., New York

Alive because of health information online.

Jan, Oregon

Let technology make our lives healthier.

Sean, New York
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