HIPPA Privacy Notice
Notice of Personal Health Information Practices (HIPPA Privacy Notice)
This notice describes how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information when necessary. Please review it carefully.
Introduction: At Solutions Medical Center we are committed to treating information about you and your health responsibly. This notice of health information practices describes the personal information we collect, and how and when we use or disclose that information. It also describes your rights as they relate to your protective health information. This notice is effective March 1, 2009, and applies to all protected health information as defined by federal regulations.
Understanding Your Health Record and Information: Each time you visit Solutions Medical Center a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as:
A basis for planning your care and treatment,
- A means of communication among many health professionals who contribute to your care,
- A legal document describing the care you received,
- A means by which you a third party can verify that services were actually provided,
- A tool in educating health professionals,
- A source of data for our planning and marketing,
- A tool with which we can assess and continually work to improve the care we render and the outcomes we achieve.
Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to ensure its accuracy, better understand who may access your health information, and make more informed decision when authorizing disclosure to others.
Your Health Information Rights:
Although your health record is the physical property of Solutions Medical Center, the information belongs to you. You have the right to:
- Inspect and copy your health record,
- Amend your health record,
- Obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information,
- Revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken.
Solutions Medical Center is required to:
- Maintain the privacy of your health information,
- Provide you with this notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you,
- Abide by the terms of this notice,
- Notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction.
We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the mew provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. Should our information practices change, we will mail a revised notice to the address you have supplied us, or if you agree, we will e-mail the revised notice to you.
We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice. We will also discontinue using or disclosing your health information after we have received a written revocation of the authorization according to the procedures included in the authorization.If you have questions and would like additional information, you can contact us at 901-853-6428.