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Privacy & Security

Protecting the privacy & security of your health information

SHARE complies with all Federal and state privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Arkansas Personal Information Protections Act, which are designed to protect your health information. These laws require that your information be kept secure both while it is being e-mailed or sent through a computer, and while it is at your health provider’s office.

While neither paper nor electronic records are 100 percent secure, SHARE provides enhanced security measures through audit logs, access controls, user authentication and data encryption. Audit logs identify and record anyone accessing your records. Paper records do not provide this level of security. Access controls ensure that only those individuals with a need to know see your record and encryption which encodes your health record to provide a higher level of security.

SHARE requires multiple levels of authentication and technological safeguards health care providers must meet, including personal security passwords and security questions, security tokens, and encryptions. This ensures only medical professionals who have SHARE accounts and a permissible need to see your record will see your health information.