Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange (SCHIE) is a community information system that helps health care providers securely share medical records. SCHIE enables authorized medical professionals and support staff to quickly access the information they need to provide the best care possible to their patients.
Sharing of Electronic Health Records provides many benefits to patients, physicians and other healthcare clinicians. Tracking and management of Electronic Medical Records is much easier. In the event of an emergency or disaster, your health care records can be retrieved by authorized health care professionals to ensure the best possible care and treatment plan.
The types of information that are shared in the SCHIE include, but not limited to; Emergency room records, hospital records, clinical notes, laboratory results, pathology reports, and x-ray reports. Certain other types of information such as mental health or substance abuse, may not be shared without patient explicit consent.
SCHIE has an Opt-Out model in which SCHIE participating providers share Electronic Health Records with the SCHIE. The decision to participate in the SCHIE is voluntary. Patients have the right to explicitly opt out of the SCHIE by completing the form below and submitting to their provider. Patients have the right to change their decision at any time and may opt-in by contacting their provider.