CurrentCare, Rhode Island's statewide health information exchange (HIE), is provided as a service of Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI).
CurrentCare is a service that allows patients to make their medical information available to doctors and other authorized medical professionals through a safe, secure computer network called an electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE). Rhode Island state law* protects the privacy and security of patient health information in currentcare including:
- Patients and doctors choose whether or not to participate in currentcare and Participation is strictly voluntary.
- Patients may end their participation in CurrentCare or change who they allow to view their information at any time.
- While a patientís information is in CurrentCare, it may only be used for treatment purposes, for public health uses allowed by law, and for the administration of the HIE.
- A patient can request a copy of their information from CurrentCare.
- A patient can request a Disclosure Report identifying who has accessed their health information in CurrentCare.
- Patients will be notified of a breach of security of CurrentCare as required by law.
- Individuals who violate the Act are subject to civil and criminal penalties.
*The Rhode Island Health Information Exchange Act of 2008
Our Notice of Privacy Practices can be found here.