Samaritan Health Plans and InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization members (both will be referred to as “the Plan”) will be able to access their health care information using a computer or mobile device. This includes searching the provider and pharmacy directories.
This service is made possible by allowing third-party applications (apps) to access your health information from the Plan, which then makes it available to you through the application interface. This can happen only after you have authorized them to do so. Members are not required to allow a third-party app to access their data.
The Interoperability and Patient Access Rule (“The Rule”) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires the Plan to offer and maintain a secure, standards-based way of allowing all members to easily access their health records through third-party apps of their choice. These health records include health insurance claims and other information submitted to the Plan by health care providers and hospitals. It may also include cost and other clinical information.
It is your responsibility to decide if you want the third-party app to access and use your data. The Plan recommends the following questions be considered when deciding if an app has strong privacy and security standards:
App developers can begin the registration process by visiting Samaritan Health Plan’s app registration portal.
Page Updated 6-7-2023
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