Ensuring A Secure Exchange of Medical Information

Jersey Health Connect uses advanced technology to securely connect clinical data and information systems among its member healthcare organizations and providers. This enables clinicians to appropriately and quickly access a patient’s medical records in emergency and walk-in settings. This access can reduce errors and enhance care.

From its conception, JHC has been carefully designed to protect patient privacy. There is no central storage of clinical data. JHC utilizes state-of-the-art electronic systems that allow participating healthcare entities in New Jersey to quickly share vital clinical information only with the patient’s permission. It is a highly secure system designed to preserve patient privacy. In addition, other safety factors (including data encryption) are used for increased protection.

The JHC system is built on the secure messaging standards created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal privacy regulatory requirements.

For any questions or inquiries contact the Privacy and Security Officer at privacy@jerseyhealthconnect.org.