Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective January 1, 2003
Modified April 29, 2009
Modified September 16, 2013
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND SHARED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Our Pledge Regarding Health Information
We understand that information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting your health information. We will create a record of the care and services you receive at St. Luke's Hospital, its subsidiaries and other related entities. We use and share this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This record will be available to all health care professionals who need access as described in this Notice, many of whom will be involved in your treatment at any of our facilities or practices. This Notice will apply to all of the records of your care that we maintain.
This Notice will tell you about the ways we may use and share your health information. It also describes your rights and certain obligations we have regarding how we use and share your health information.
We are required by law to:
Maintain the privacy of your health information as outlined in this Notice
Provide you notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information
Follow the terms of the Notice that are currently in effect
Who Will Follow this Notice?
Any health care professional authorized to enter information into your St. Luke's Hospital medical record, including doctors on the medical staff and other providers and personnel while at one of our health care facilities or practices
All employees, staff, volunteers, and other personnel
In addition, our facilities may share health information with each other for treatment, payment or health care operations as described in this Notice. [ Read More.