Enabling patient privacy is one of the two primary goals of the GPII system. The system is designed to ensure that it can in no way threaten your privacy; in fact, it provides a means to enable much stronger patient privacy than has ever before been possible.
GPII allows patients to choose between two types of <prTags>. The first is "open" meaning that information recorded against that tag is not restricted, i.e. is available to all healthcare providers. The second type of <prTag> is "private" indicating that the patient has chosen to restrict access to information recorded against that tag.
How it works?
- Patient empowerment: Through the use of a combination of open and private <prTags> patients can ensure the privacy of their healthcare information according to their own unique needs.
- Anonymous operation: Private <prTags> support fully anonymous operation. They can be used to protect various patient-designated portions of a medical record or they can be used to anonymously label sets of medical data for 'public' uses such as research, education, and public health reporting.
- Privacy unique to an individual: Patients can obtain as few or as many private <prTags> as are needed to implement their specific set of privacy requirements.
- Privacy evolving over time: Patients' medical situations change over time. They can use private <prTags> to reflect their changing privacy needs.
- PHI: The GPII system never generates, sees, stores or transmits any of your protected health information. Only the providers that you engage will ever see that data.
- Recovery from errors: A few isolated errors are inevitable when dealing with a topic as complex as privacy. The GPII system enables you to readily recover whenever a privacy error is discovered.
- Medical identity theft: This is rapidly becoming a serious problem. The GPII system ensures that your <prTag>, not your identity, is at risk during information exchange. If a <prTag> is ever compromised it can be terminated and/or replaced. In this respect it is like a credit card number.
- Data breach and identity theft recovery: Because <prTags> can be terminated and replaced by request and at electronic speed, remediation of data breaches and identity theft is fast and efficient.
- No Social Security Numbers: Use of unique <prTags> means you should never have to expose your SSN for medical purposes.
- Simple: Most importantly, <prTags> are simple and easy to understand, which faciliates patients managing their healthcare data as per their wishes.