The WorldCare Wire
Our e-newsletter for WorldCare members highlights the value of Medical Second Opinions for serious and complex conditions while sharing research and insight from The WorldCare Consortium® providers.
For Your Health
You have the right to access your health information upon request. It’s the law.
You probably know the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was designed to protect the security and privacy of your identifiable health information. But do you know the same law also provides you with a legally enforceable right to access and obtain a copy of your medical records? If you are based in Canada, you have these same rights under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
You may need to file your request in writing, but you can ask for any or all of these records from healthcare providers or health plans: billing and payment records, insurance information, lab test results, medical images, wellness and disease management program information, and clinical case notes recorded in your files.
Access to your personal health records puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to making decisions about your health, whether you are planning lifestyle changes, monitoring a chronic condition, or requesting a medical second opinion.
Obtaining your personal health information has never been easier with today’s electronic health records. If you are interested in seeking a second opinion on an original diagnosis or treatment plan, WorldCare can help you and your physician access your medical records quickly.
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