Products require all physicians, staff, and business associates to protect confidential information. Confidential information that identifies you and your medical treatment is called protected health information (PHI). We will protect the confidentiality of your PHI to the highest degree possible.
In compliance with Federal privacy regulations, we have created this brief summary of our privacy policies, so you may understand your rights and protections. If you would like a complete copy of our policies, please request one, and we will provide you with a copy.
Section 1: We pledge to protect patient information. All data tables are "normalized." Administrative levels have been created for administrators, physicians and medical assistants. Each group has their own appropriate user rights, and all data access is logged preventing misuse.
Section 2: We collect and use PHI as allowed by state and Federal laws. We share PHI only within our practice only as required for treatment. No patient identifiers will be transmitted to others, which might identify patients or their medical conditions. We will not release your PHI for any reason other than those listed above, unless the patient or an authorized representative signs a written authorization or as otherwise required by law. We may use your PHI to remind you of appointments either by phone or mail, which you have provided us. Although our practice legally "owns" your protected information, you can request a copy at any time. We will charge a small fee for record copying. All physicians, staff, and business associates of our practice must adhere to this policy.