Sometimes when you get sick, you need to see a doctor. It’s nice to see your family doctor, but at times you need to see a different doctor; like when you are away from home, need a specialist, or have an emergency.
That’s why doctors in Utah are joining the cHIE (chee). The cHIE allows you to safely share your medical history with your doctors. Your doctors can quickly learn your medical history when they need it to take care of you.
Knowledge saves lives.
The more your doctors know about your medical history, the better. Your medical history includes:
- Medicines you are taking
- Allergies you have
- Chronic conditions you have, such as diabetes, heart problems, or cancer
- Tests you have had done, such as blood, x-rays, or MRIs
- Past treatments.
This information is important to doctors taking care of you. It helps doctors know what to do to help you the most, so they don’t do something that hurts you. This can help you get better faster and could save your life.
Your doctors can stay on the same page with each other. If you have more than one doctor, each can know what the others are doing. That way, all of your doctors can be sure they are giving you the best care possible.
Your medical history grows over time as your participating cHIE doctors add medical information to your records. Your medical history is unique. It’s about your health. It means safer care.
Get peace of mind.
Only authorized healthcare professionals can have access to your information in the cHIE, and only in order to give you care.
The cHIE is a way for your doctors to share information with each other, just like making phone calls or sending faxes. The difference is that the cHIE has built-in security to keep your information safe. It is also faster than other ways to communicate, so your doctors can get the information they need right when they need it to take care of you. To learn more about how your information is protected, please visit The cHIE and You.
The cHIE means that you don’t have to worry about remembering everything that happened at the last doctor visit you had, or carry paper records to your appointments. It means you don’t have to worry about your doctor not knowing that you are allergic to a medicine that is often given for the illness you have. The cHIE can give you peace of mind.