Privacy & Security
Notice of Privacy Practices
“THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.”
Purpose of NEHII and who has access to health information
NEHII established systems are created to securely allow your health information to be shared electronically with all of your health care providers that participate in NEHII.
Information is encrypted when sent through NEHII, which means it cannot be read by unauthorized persons even if received or accessed by an unauthorized person.
Your health information may be used, consistent with state and federal law, for the following purposes:
- Treatment Purposes: Each treating physician will be able to access another treating physician’s electronic records to better treat you.
- Payment Purposes: Information may be sent to health care payers for payment of treatment you receive.
- Public Health Purposes: Information may also be sent to the Health Department if required by law, such as immunization information for children.
A health care provider and other entities, such as insurance payers, may participate in NEHII after completing an agreement and assuring compliance with all laws pertaining to confidentiality of health information and with NEHII policies. Their employees are restricted as to what information they may have access to depending on their need for the information. For example, the receptionist is only allowed to see your demographic information such as your name, address, the name of your insurance company. A physician or other health care professionals, such as nurses, may be able to view most of your health information if necessary for your treatment.
NEHII Protects Health Information
NEHII complies with patient privacy rights in accordance with state law and the Privacy and Security Regulations enacted under the Health Insurance Portability andAccountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
You have the right to opt out of participation in NEHII. Opt out means your written decision that your Protected Health Information (PHI) cannot be searched for through the Nebraska Health Information Initiative Network by a health care provider except as required by law or as authorized by you in the case of an emergency.
To opt out complete the form below. Remember, you can opt back in at any time! You can request an Opt In/Out change here.
Care and Benefits
A health care provider, health insurer or government health plan may not withhold coverage or care nor may a health insurer deny a health insurance benefit based solely on your choice to opt out of NEHII.
Marketing and Fundraising
NEHII must have your written authorization before sending marketing communications to you. You have the right to opt out of receiving future fundraising communications.
Receiving an Accounting of Disclosures of Health Information
You have the right to request an accounting of disclosures as defined by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act Privacy Rules.
Access, Inspection and Copying of Health Information
You have the right to request an electronic copy of your Individually Identifiable Health Information that is available through NEHII. NEHII will require health care providers participating in NEHII to provide access or an electronic copy to you.
Notification of a Breach
You have the right to be notified, pursuant to Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, part 164, subpart D, of a breach that affects your Individually Identifiable Health Information.
For additional information, copies of forms, copy of this notice, report an incident, request or if you have questions, please contact NEHII Security at firstname.lastname@example.org