THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
We have a duty to protect the confidentiality of medical information about you. We are required to provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices explaining ways we may use and disclose your health information. The Notice also describes your legal rights and our obligations regarding the use and disclosure of your health information.
The Notice will be followed by the Hospital and its affiliates, together with their health care professionals, staff and volunteers; members of the Hospital Medical Staff and those participating in managed care networks with the Hospital; and other legal entities that provide services to the Hospital.
We may use or disclose identifiable health information about you for many reasons, including:
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor
treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
We can use and disclose your health information to run our facility, improve your care, and contact you when
necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
In general, other uses and disclosures of your health information will require your written authorization. We may use or disclose certain limited information about you, unless you object or request a limitation of the disclosure, for:
Jefferson Hospital will not disclose your health information for the following purposes without your specific,
You will be informed if there is a breach of your health information.
We reserve the right to change the Notice. We will post any revised Notice in the Hospital registration area. The Notice will be available through the admissions/registration process. Jefferson Hospital will promptly revise and distribute its notice whenever there is a material change to the uses and disclosures, the individual’s rights, the covered entity’s legal duties, or other privacy practices.
If you believe your rights have been violated, you may file a written complaint with the Hospital Administrator, Privacy Officer or with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Complaints may be filed verbally or in writing. Jefferson Hospital will not retaliate against the individual filing a complaint.
For further information about the Notice you may contact the medical records department during normal business hours at (478) 625-7000.