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Take Charge of Your Health Care

Speak up and ask questions. You can improve your care and the care of your family by taking an active role in your health care.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA - Frequently Asked Questions

The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of your health information; it says who can look at and receive your health information, and also gives you specific rights over that information.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Common Privacy Myths

There may be confusion with federal laws protecting the privacy of health information. Learn how your information can be shared and by whom.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

American Health Information Management Association

HealthIT.gov: Patients and Families

Learn how health information technology can lead to safer, better, and more efficient health care. Find tools and tips on protecting your health information privacy.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

How To File a Complaint: Health Information Privacy

Learn how to file a complaint if you believe that a health plan or any health care provider violated your (or someone else’s) health information privacy rights.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online

Your kids’ personal information and privacy are valuable — to you, to them, and to marketers. Learn how you can safeguard that privacy when your kids are online.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

Federal Trade Commission

Right to Access Medical Records

The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information. Get answers to common questions about who can access to your medical records.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Understanding HIPAA Privacy: For Consumers

Learn about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, a Federal law that gives you rights and sets limits on who can look at and receive your health information.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What is e-Health?

E-Health refers to using electronic (“e”) technology — computerization, digitization, the Internet — for improving or managing your health. Learn about e-Health tools and your rights to access and manage your health information.

Review Date: September 09, 2011

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. Find tips and information here to help you protect and secure health information when using mobile devices.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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