What health information will be shared?

Authorized users of the Florida or Local Health Data Exchange can access your medical information including:

All records and other information regarding your health history, treatment, hospitalization, tests and outpatient care such as:

  • Lab and X-ray results
  • Transcribed diagnostic and treatment records
  • Medical diagnosis information
  • Medication allergies
  • Medicines you are currently taking
  • Immunization history

This information may relate to sensitive health conditions (if any), including, but not limited to:

  • Drug, alcohol or substance abuse
  • Psychological, psychiatric or other mental impairment(S) or developmental disabilities (excludes “psychotherapy notes” as defined in HIPAA at 45 CFR 164.501)
  • Birth control and family planning
  • Records which may indicate the presence of communicable diseases or noncommunicable disease; and, test for or records of HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases or tuberculosis HIV testing
  • Genetic (inherited) diseases or tests
  • Education tests or evaluations, including individualized educational programs, assessments, psychological and speech evaluations, immunizations, record health information (such as height and weight), and information about injuries or treatment

An HIE will hold up to seven (7) years of medical information and may include information created before or after your consent to participate.

The medication history available through HIE may contain drugs that indicate the presence of a substance abuse issue, mental health condition, and other conditions that you may consider sensitive. If you do not want this information to be shared through HIE, you should request to Opt-out from the disclosure of your health information. While access to your health information through an HIE is an important resource tool in caring for you, HIE does not take the place of your medical record.