Because genetic evaluation in healthcare is an emerging field, some may have concerns about the use of their personal health information. “GINA,” or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (pronounced ‘Gee-na’), prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying coverage to a healthy individual or charging that person higher premiums based solely on a genetic predisposition to developing a disease in the future. The legislation also bars employers from using individuals’ genetic information when making hiring, firing, job placement, or promotion decisions.
Knowledge and control are essential. Provenance Healthcare is unique among genetic evaluation providers because it uses patient-centered technology, providing patients with secure storage and access to their health data anytime, anywhere and on any device. The patient truly owns their health data, to retain or transfer as they wish. No person or organization accesses the data unless the patient allows it.