The IHIN allows your health information to be accessed when and where it is needed. By accessing your health records electronically, each of your doctors can see a complete picture of the care you receive. Sharing your health information through the IHIN results in: Improved Care Increased Security Cost Savings Prompt Emergency Treatment Reduced Medical Errors
To make your health information available to your providers, you don’t have to do anything. You can, however, opt-out of having your health information available. If you opt out, health care providers will not be able to search the IHIN for your health records. In emergencies or situations where you cannot speak for yourself, please know that providers will not be able search the IHIN for your health records. Therefore, your decision not to participate in the IHIN might result in delayed care, duplicated tests, increased costs, and possible medical errors. Please carefully consider your decision to stay in the IHIN or whether to opt out.
Should you choose to opt-out of the IHIN and change your mind, it's easy to opt back in!
The next time you're in your doctor's office, ask them if they participate in the Iowa Health Information Network. If not, please mention our website, www.iowaehealth.org.
Watch this brief video to learn how Iowa Health Information Network can benefit you and your family!