Your Health Information Privacy Rights

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December 10, 2012 by Candace Matheny

Springhill Medical Center, along with most health care providers, is required to uphold the federal health information privacy law titled the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Did you know that as our patient you are entitled to certain privacy rights, are able to ask questions about them and may file a complaint if you believe your health information isn’t being protected?
Springhill Medical Center recognizes privacy as a fundamental part of the health care process and encourages our patients to familiarize themselves with their privacy rights.
You have a number of privileges with respect to medical information, including the following right to:
·      Ask to see and get a copy of your health records
·      Have corrections added to your health information
·      Receive a notice that tells you how your health information is shared and used
·      Ask that your information not be shared
·      Ask to be contacted somewhere other than your home
·      Preserve a confidential status upon admit
·      File a complaint
This is a brief mentioning of your rights and protections under the federal privacy law and is not inclusive. To access a copy of Springhill’s privacy practices.
You also may obtain a written copy of our privacy policy by contacting our privacy officer at 251-344-9630.
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