Your Medical Records and the Vermont Health Information Exchange

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You’ll Be Automatically Enrolled Starting March 1 Unless You Opt Out

The Vermont Health Information Exchange lets participating doctors, hospitals and pharmacies safely share and update your medical records. So when you see a doctor in Newport or Brattleboro or any place in between, they have access to the same information.

Your medical record will be there when and where your participating health care providers need it. Whether you’re at your primary care doctor, an emergency room in another town or getting a prescription refilled on the other side of the state, the Health Information Exchange can help improve your care across Vermont.

Your record has basic information about you like your name, age, date of birth and address. It also includes injuries, illnesses, allergies and medications. And it stores test results, x-rays, care summaries and some doctors’ notes. It’s information that can help providers give you the care you need.

But you don’t have to share your records with anyone. You have options.

If you want the benefit of your providers being on the same page, you don’t need to anything at all. You’ll be automatically enrolled starting March 1, 2020.

If you’d prefer to not share your records, you don’t have to. That’s called “opting out.” It’s easy to do. Visit VTHealthInfo.com and fill out the opt-out form.

If you’re not sure, call the information hotline at 1-888-980-1234. The staff on the hotline can guide you through the opt-out process or answer any questions about the Health Information Exchange.

To learn more or to opt out, visit VTHealthInfo.com or call the hotline at 1-888-980-1243.

Updated: Feb 13, 2020