Privacy

Overview

Protecting the privacy and security of patient data is a top priority. PHIX has achieved the highest level of data security accreditation through the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA).

Notice of Privacy Practices

PHIX’s Notice of Privacy Practices describes how health information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Participation in PHIX

You can choose whether your information is shared in the PHIX system. The decision not to participate is called “opting out.” If you opt out, your health information will not be available through a Community Health Record. Only your name, address, gender, date of birth, and opt out status will be viewable.

Your decision to opt out will not affect your ability to receive healthcare. It applies only to sharing your information through PHIX. It does not affect other authorized sharing of health information between your providers.

To opt out, complete the Opt Out form and return it to a PHIX participating provider or to the PHIX office. Our office is located at 221 N Kansas, Suite 1900. You can also fax your completed form to 844-833-6810.

If you ever change your mind and want to participate, complete a Revocation of Opt-Out form.

Contact

If you have any questions about PHIX’s privacy and security, please contact PHIX’s Privacy Officer, Emily Hartmann, at (915) 242-0674.

 
Benefits of a Health Information Exchange

Benefits of PHIX will provide remote data access for providers, access a patient's longitudinal health record, improved efficiency, increased quality of care, and improved patient safety.

 

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Increased Availability of Relevant Information

Access to information electronically may help you more quickly obtain information about new and current patients, avoid duplicating tests, and understand medication and other clinical treatment history.

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