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|Your Health Information, Your Rights: Get It, Check It, Use It
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives individuals the right to see and obtain copies of their health information, or share it with a third party, like a family member or a mobile device app. Having easy access to this information can empower people to be more in control of their health and well-being. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office for Civil Rights have created an infographic with key facts about an individual’s right to accessing their medical records; a demonstration of how to obtain medical records; and tips for protecting health information. MakeMyHealth.me, the Quality Forum’s consumer/patient engagement website, also features information about medical records and a HIPAA guide.