Patient Privacy Notice
Hospitals make and keep records of medical information. While you are a patient here, we will use and disclose your medical information:
- To provide treatment to you and to keep a record describing your care
- To receive payment for the care we provide
- To administer the hospital properly
- To comply with law
Health Information Exchange (HIE)
When it comes to your health care, it is important for all members of you care delivery team to have details about your current and past medical information. This is why Memorial Hospital and Manor has made it easy for you to get this information to your providers through the Georgia Health Information Network, or GaHIN. GaHIN is the state-designated entity for health information (HIE), an electronic network that allows approved providers within Memorial Hospital and Manor network to securely share and view your health information.
Healthcare providers across Georgia are connecting and for you and your family, the result is better-coordinated health care. GaHIN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a healthier Georgia through the use and exchange of electronic health information. When providers join GaHIN; they agree to replace paper files with electronic medical records – and to share these records on a very secure, restricted-access electronic platform.
With these connections, your providers can more easily coordinate your care – which reduces the chance of misdiagnosis or duplicative testing, especially in emergencies. Also, it ensures that each of your providers know your complete history, allowing for seamless care.
Your healthcare providers may already share your health records through fax and postal mail. With Health Catalyst, it’s easier, faster and more secure for them to exchange this information. Your healthcare providers will have a complete, up-to-date picture of your health – so you can get better-coordinated care.
Memorial Hospital and Manor Health Information Exchange Opt-Out Form
Opting out of the HIE may delay access to important medical information; however, participation in the Memorial Hospital and Manor HIE is your choice. If you choose to opt out and not participate in the HIE, your health information will not be shared among health care providers through the HIE. Instead, your providers will continue to share information via previously established methods, such as phone, fax, mail or through an existing electronic medical record. This also means that opting out of the HIE does not affect the sharing of information by providers using the same electronic medical record. It applies to only the HIE.
You can choose to participate in the HIE again at any time by calling 229-243-6202.