FAQs about Health Information Exchange (HIE)

This page provides answers to questions about UC San Diego Health's health information exchanges that may not have been fully addressed on our health information page. Read an overview of our health information exchanges and why they help us improve the care we deliver.

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Why is health information exchange important?

Who from “outside” health care organizations?

How does UC San Diego Health ensure the privacy and security of my health information, especially when it is being transferred or exchanged?

Can I opt out of one exchange and still participate in another exchange, or share one type of health information (lab results) but not another (ongoing conditions list)?

If I opt out of UC San Diego Health’s networks, does that mean I have opted out of all outside health information exchange networks?

Does opting out of the health information exchange impact my care at UC San Diego Health?