The Vermont Health Information Exchange keeps your health records in one secure place.
When you see a healthcare provider (like a doctor or nurse practitioner) who participates, an electronic record may be sent to the Health Information Exchange. Having your healthcare providers on the same page means better care for you.
When healthcare providers use the Health Information Exchange, one record is shared across the state. This means you won’t have to answer the same questions everywhere. Or remember when things happened. Or know exactly what kind of medication you’ve taken. And if you ever can’t give your information, like in an emergency, the doctor may still get critical information to help you.
The Health Information Exchange is used by many providers in Vermont today, but they can only see your records if you’ve signed up. Starting March 1, 2020, you don’t have to sign up for doctors to see your records, it will be automatic. But if you don’t want your information shared, you have options.
Visit vthealthinfo.com to learn more or to opt out of sharing your health information. The Health Information Exchange is operated by Vermont Information Technology Leaders and is supported by the Department of Vermont Health Access.
Andrea De La Bruere
VITL for Dept. of VT Health Access