You have the right to get your health information on your mobile device using a third-party health information app. Health information may include certain personal medical data, your health care claims data and provider information.
Hennepin Health does not have a health information app and does not require any member to use one. Third-party apps are provided by independent companies. In order for you to view your health information, it will be shared with the app.
When you use a third-party app, you authorize the sharing of your information. Any time this happens, there is some risk that your health information could be shared with others.
If you are going to use a third-party health information app, you should take an active role to protect your information. Knowing what to look for as you choose your app can help you make a safer decision.
You can file a complaint. Third-party apps are not typically covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Most apps fall under the oversight of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the protections of the FTC Act.
You can also contact Hennepin Health at 612-596-1036 (TTY 1-800-627-3529) with questions about your specific health information.
Approved by DHS 6/22/2021, CO-1190-MC