Educational Resources Regarding Privacy & Security

Certain CHRISTUS Health Plan members have the right to direct CHRISTUS Health (“we,” “us,” or “our”) to disclose claims data, encounter data, and clinical data (collectively, “health data”) held by CHRISTUS Health to a designated third-party application (“app”) through certain standardized technology, including through an application programming interface (“API”). APIs are computer coding mechanisms that permit two or more electronic computer applications or software programs to communicate with each other and share information. We are required by law to provide you with these educational resources to assist you in making decisions about who you choose to share your health data with.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How you can help protect the privacy and security of your health data?

  • What are important things you should consider before authorizing a third-party app to retrieve your health data?

  • What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”)?

  • Are third-party apps required to follow HIPAA’s requirements?

  • How can you file a complaint?

Last Updated: 07/18/2023