Electronic Health Information Exchange


Notice of Privacy Practices

Per KHIE Policies and Procedures 02: Patient Notice and Restrictions on Access, "A Participant that is required under 45 C.F. R. 164.520 to maintain a Notice of Privacy Practices ("NPP") shall revise the NPP provided in the State of Kansas at least thirty (30) days prior to the Participants "go live" date with an approved HIO to include a provision substantially similar to the notice" below.

Your Rights Regarding Electronic Health Information Exchange
St. Luke Hospital and Living Center participates in electronic health information exchange, or HIE. New technology allows a provider or a health plan to make a single request through a health information organization, or HIO, to obtain electronic records for a specific patient from other HIE participants for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations. HIOs are required to use appropriate safeguards to prevent unauthorized uses and disclosures.

You have two options with respect to HIE. First, you may permit authorized individuals to access your electronic health information through an HIO. If you choose this option, you do not have to do anything.

Second, you may restrict access to all of your information through an HIO (except access by properly authorized individuals as needed to report specific information as required by law). If you wish to restrict access, you must complete and submit a specific form available at http://www.khie.org. You cannot restrict access to certain information only; your choice is to permit or restrict access to all of your information.

If you have questions regarding HIE or HIOs, please visit http://www.khie.org or call 785-783-8984 for additional information.

Even if you restrict access through an HIO, providers and health plans may share your information directly through other means (e.g., facsimile or secure e-mail) without your specific written authorization.

If you receive health care services in a state other than Kansas, different rules may apply regarding restrictions on access to your electronic health information. Please communicate directly with your out-of-state health care provider regarding those rules.