Who Supports a Patient’s Right to Access their Health Records?

By Flip the Clinic

Since the beginning of the summer, more than a dozen organizations have committed their support to Flip 55, which helps patents access their medical records. Together, their commitment has the potential to reach 160 thousand clinicians and 20 million patients. Flip the Clinic’s presentation on stage at the White House’s Champions of Change event? We can credit the invitation to the extraordinary enthusiasm of these diverse organizations.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be checking in with them to see how they’re planning to support patient access to health data. For now, here’s a peek at who’s in and what’s next.

The Extraordinary Commitments

LIVESTRONG Foundation Leading the charge is LIVESTRONG, Flip the Clinic’s partner and city host. LIVESTRONG is a non-profit creating a relevant, vibrant cancer movement based on evidence and by investing in strategic solutions. The foundation reached more than 45,000 client interactions in 2014. The organization’s ability to get the word out about accessing health records is remarkable.

Epic (Perhaps you’ve heard of the software giant) Epic makes the Electronic Health Record software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations. Epic works with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children’s organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems.

504HealthNet This New Orleans-based network of non-profit and governmental organizations strives to improve access to medical care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay.

Allergy and Asthma Care Centers With 10 locations in Maryland and Northern Virginia, this network of providers is the largest private allergy and asthma medical practice in the Washington D.C. area.

Almost Family Founded in 1976, this 250-location organization offers home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services across in 15 states.

Austin Diagnostic Clinic An independent medical care provider dedicated to collaboration and innovation based in Central Texas.

Children’s Integrated Center for Success Based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, CICS is committed to creating a path for success for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders.

Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital With an ambulatory surgery center, an assisted living residence, and a medical building with physician offices, this hospital has served the community in Northwest Washington D.C. since 1890.

National Association for Trusted Exchange NATE addresses the legal, policy, and technical barriers that inhibit health information exchange.

Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation Serving more than 700,000 patients and community members in Northern California, this non-profit health care organization is dedicated to enhancing the health of its community.

text4baby The first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging, text4baby presently reaches more than 900,000 moms.

MU Health Care, University of Missouri Some 6,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals serve patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties, offering everything from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries.

UNC Health Care UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and seven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.

Trinity Health With 86 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities in 21 states, this health system is committed to people-centered care that enables better health, better care and lower costs.

Inova Health This non-profit network of hospitals based in Northern Virginia provides everything from outpatient services to primary and specialty care physician practices to health and wellness initiatives.

Hooray for patient access to health records!