The Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE)
CHIE is a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries (including our own practice), hospitals, community and mental health, social services and others.
It helps professionals across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and surrounding areas provide safer and faster treatment for you and your family.
We feel the many benefits include:
• Help in ensuring that you only have to tell your story once
• Reducing delays to your treatment – such as the need to reduce blood tests
• Making sure the GPs, nurses and others involved in your care know about your medical history.
To protect your privacy and confidentiality, only health and social care professionals who are involved in your care are allowed access to your record and can identify you from it.
Your information is also used to improve future care for you, your family and for other patients. This helps plan NHS services and supports medical research. To keep your information safe it is moved to a separate database called ‘Care and Health Information Analytics’ (CHIA) and changed so that it cannot be used to identify you. People who analyse data on CHIA do not have access to CHIE, so cannot identify you.
You have the right to opt out of having your data on CHIE for your care or CHIA for health planning and research. If you want to do this, please speak to your practice or contact the CHIE team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0300 123 1519. You can also visit www.CHIE.org.uk for further information