Jefferson University Hospitals

Patient Policies

As a patient at Jefferson, you have the right to participate in decisions about your care. You also have multiple additional rights as a patient. These include, but are not limited to, your right to:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Quality health care
  • A safe environment
  • Prompt emergency treatment
  • Be treated as an individual
  • Be communicated with clearly
  • Know the identity of Hospital personnel
  • Services without discrimination
  • Access your medical records
  • Give informed consent
  • An advanced directive
  • Request or decline treatment
  • Be free from restraints
  • Be informed of experimental, research, donor programs and educational activities
  • An advocate

You may read the Rights and Responsibilities of Patients statement in its entirety.

How Clinical Data is Shared Externally

Through HealthShare Exchange, a patient’s healthcare information can be securely available to your physicians and care team in a matter of seconds. Whether it’s an emergency situation or a routine doctors visit, HSX services allow you to arrive knowing that critical information is already at the fingertips of the physician. This allows for more time and more information for your care team to make more informed and personalized care plans.  Learn More

What is HSX and how it will make your healthcare better.

Learn about services that HSX offers to medical practices and care managers.

The benefits of health information exchange in Pennsylvania