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Billings Clinic is excited to announce that we have joined Montana's Health Information Exchange (HIE) - Big Sky Care Connect (BSCC), and will now start securely sharing vital information to improve the healthcare we deliver to our patients.
Per The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), an "electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care." For more information on HIE visit the HIE website.
BSCC is "Montana's Premier Health Information Exchange". BSCC was formed in 2018 as a nonprofit organization, in response to the need for a state-wide coordinated HIE, with the goal of enhancing clinical care in communities throughout Montana. BSCC is a state-wide network of participating organizations that serves to facilitate timely and secure access by health care providers to vital clinical information, which will improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care. For more information visit the Big Sky Care Connect website.
Participation in BSSC is voluntary and can help you in the following ways:
BSCC takes data privacy and security very seriously, and so does Billings Clinic. We would not share your information with them if we weren't confident that they have the appropriate safeguards in place to protect your data. The information that is sent is protected, and can only be securely accessed by participating organizations for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health-care related operations.
The data being sent to the BSCC HIE includes basic demographic information (age, gender, etc), medications, allergies, past medical histories, problems, surgeries, lab results, radiology reports, clinical notes and other documents like Continuity of Care Documents (which summarize a visit or an in-patient encounter).
No. There are no costs to you for our participation in the HIE.
We see participation in this HIE as a great value to you. However, we also respect your right to control your healthcare data. Montana is an "opt-out" state, meaning that your data is automatically sent to the HIE. If you don't want your data to be sent to the BSCC HIE, you can "opt-out". To opt-out, notify your provider or their staff, and they will get you a copy of the Opt-out Form. You can then complete the form and return it to the provider, or send it directly to BSCC HIE at the address listed on the form.
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