BIDMC participates in Mass HIway (pronounced "mass highway"), a secure statewide computer network that allows health care providers to safely and quickly request patient health information electronically from other participating organizations. Mass HIway can help healthcare providers connect with members of your healthcare team, and to securely send and receive a your health information. This includes knowing about your health problems, test results, allergies, and medications. Doctors sometimes use fax or mail to request and receive health information. But that takes time and it's hard to control who reads a fax or opens a piece of mail, so your information may not always be protected. The goal is better care coordination and quality for you and your family.