NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
WEST ORANGE HEALTHCARE DISTRICT AND ITS CONTRACTED PHYSICIANS
PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION CAREFULY AS IT DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND HOW TO GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
We at the West Orange HealthCare District, it's entities, and contracted physicians (herein referred to as Health Central Hospital) are committed to the protection of your medical health information. The law requires us to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy policies with respect to protected health information. We are required by law to abide by the terms of this Notice however, we reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice, making any revisions we believe applicable to our policies related to protection of health information we maintain. In the event that Health Central Hospital revises the terms of this Notice, the amended notice will be posted at various locations throughout the West Orange Healthcare District, including all registration sites, and on our web site. Copies of the amended Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information will be available upon request.
ENTITIES COVERED BY THIS NOTICE.
The West Orange HealthCare District consists of Health Central Hospital, Health Central Hospital Surgery Center, Health Central Hospital Express Care, Health Central Hospital Paramedic Services, Health Central Hospital Park, Health Central Hospital Park Adult Day Program, and physicians employed by the District. The West Orange Health Care District also contracts with independent physicians or physician groups to perform professional services for the patients of Health Central Hospital and its entities in areas such as the laboratory, radiology, and surgery, creating an Organized Health Care Arrangement. These groups include, but are not limited to, Orlando Anesthesia Consultants, PA, AmeriPath, Inc., and Medical Center Radiology Group, PA.. This Privacy Notice applies to those contracted physician groups as well as employed physicians of the West Orange Healthcare District. Any member of this Organized Health Care Arrangement may issue this notice. All members of the Organized Health Care Arrangement are held to the terms of this notice.
HOW Health Central Hospital WILL USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION:
We understand that information we obtain about you and your health is personal. However, we will need to use and disclose information about you and your health in order to service you and meet your health needs. The following explains ways we will use and disclose your health-related information. Not every specific use or disclosure can be listed. However, all the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall into these types of situations and categories.
Many of the ways Health Central Hospital will disclose your information fall under the categories of treatment, payment, and operations. For example, the health care professionals treating you will use your health information as part of the delivery of your medical care; the business office will use your health information to process your payment for the services rendered; and administrative personnel will use your health information as they review the quality and appropriateness of the care you receive.
Your health information my also be used and/or disclosed by Health Central Hospital:
Your health information may also be used and/or disclosed by Health Central Hospital in accordance with federal, state and local laws for the following purposes:
Unless you Object, Health Central Hospital:
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION:
With respect to your medical information you have the right to:
NFORMATION COLLECTED FOR E-NEWSLETTER:
Health Central Hospital collects information from website users who op-in for email newsletters. This information is stored on an email marketing service server to be accessed by Health Central Hospital staff solely for the purposed of sending news and information related to Health Central Hospital services.
2. Tracking Our Emails to Our Customers: When we send emailed newsletters to list subscribers, we'll sometimes track who opened the emails and who went so far as to click on any of the hyperlinks. We do this to measure the performance of our Email Campaigns, and to improve our offerings to specific customer segments.
3. Subscriber List: Health Central Hospital will not share or sell the email subscriber list with other entities.
4. Removal from the list: List subscribers may unsubscribe at any time by following the "Unsubscribe" link included in all list emails.
THIS NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE AS OF AUGUST 23, 2010
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