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Patients may have to opt-out of Vermont HIE if they don’t want data shared

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Leaders of Vermont’s health information exchange are thinking of changing consent policies so that patients would have to opt-out of having data shared in the HIE; currently the approach is one that requires patients to opt-in to the exchange, according to an article in vtdigger.org.

The Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), which operates Vermont’s HIE and warehouses the patient data, is rethinking the approach after hearing from physicians that the opt-in option is more cumbersome for both patients and providers, creating extra burdens to obtain the patient consent and to complete the forms. The current policy also reduces the flow and exchange of patient information, since about four percent of patients are choosing not to opt in.

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