FAQs related to Opt-In

Access / Privacy

No, a person can either choose to participate and give all of their current and future health care providers permission to access their health record in the Vermont Health Information Exchange, or choose to opt-out and stop any health care provider from accessing their health record in the Vermont Health Information Exchange, except in the case of a medical emergency.

How Do I?

Is there a change in how people sign-up to participate in the Vermont Health Information Exchange?

Before March 1, 2020, you are required to “opt in” by signing up to participate…

Before March 1, 2020, you are required to “opt in” by signing up to participate to have your health information shared on the Health Exchange.

After March 1, 2020, you will be automatically signed in to participate in the Information Exchange unless you choose to “opt out” and not have your health record viewed.

Starting March 1, 2020, the Vermont Health Information Exchange will switch from an opt-in consent policy, meaning your providers can only see your record in the Information Exchange if you sign-up to participate, to an opt-out consent policy, meaning your providers can see your health record unless you choose not to have your record viewed.

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Yes, anyone who previously signed-up to participate in the Vermont Health Information Exchange will continue to participate after March 1, 2020.

How do I know if I’ve already signed-up to participated or if I have already opted-out?

To check on your current status in the Vermont Health Information Exchange you can call the …

To check on your current status in the Vermont Health Information Exchange you can call the Vermont Health Information Exchange Hotline at 888-980-1243. Or, you can inquire with your health care provider to see if your information is being shared.

How do I make sure my providers can see my information / how do I make sure I’m in?

If you have already signed-up to participate in the Vermont Health Information Exchange, your…

If you have already signed-up to participate in the Vermont Health Information Exchange, your health record in the Information Exchange will continue to be available to your providers after March 1, 2020. If you have not previously made a decision, your health records will automatically be available in the Vermont Health Information Exchange beginning March 1, 2020. To check on your current status in the Vermont Health Information Exchange, you can call the Vermont Health Information Exchange hotline at 888-980-1243.

Yes, you can change your mind at any time.