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Privacy & Security Overview

Notice of Privacy Practices Privacy and Security Q&A

For a comprehensive overview of the healtheConnect Alaska privacy and security policies, read the privacy and security policy summary.

All health information exchange, including the support of the delivery of care and the conduct of research and public health reporting, must be conducted in an environment of trust, based upon conformance with requirements for patient privacy, security, confidentiality, integrity, audit, and informed consent.

Safeguards are required to ensure your privacy and the secure exchange of your medical information. Contrast that with the unwieldy paper records still in use in many facilities, with outdated and error-prone faxed or telephoned exchange of information.

  • You control permissions for what is shared and with whom. Selected sensitive categories of your medical record will not be exchanged without your permission.
  • Your records are identified and confirmed through a careful, multi-criteria matching procedure.
  • You review your own health and medical history via a secure Internet account (PHR) and you can review who else has looked at it.
  • You don’t have to worry about your boss looking at your records. Employers do not have access to your medical information.

To view our Privacy and Security Policies please click here.

Privacy & Security Training Game

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) has released its first web-based security training module, CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice.