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This notice describes how information about you may be used by Emsite LLC and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Effective as
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What Information is Collected?
Most of the information provided by Emsite.com
How We Use Your Information
How we may use your information:
The purposes for which you specifically provided the information. For example, to enable us to contact you regarding a submitted question or inquiry, confirm and remind you of a scheduled appointment, or notify you of upcoming screenings.
To send you email notifications about upcoming screenings, to receive our e-newsletter or to otherwise contact you.
With your permission, we may share your name and address with marketing partners so they may contact you regarding relevant services.
We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.
Third Party Access
When you submit your personal information on Emsite’s website, it may be shared with reputable third parties for marketing purposes.
Opting Out or Changing your Personal Information
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All personal information is stored in limited-access servers. We use a number of security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
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.
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA),
As permitted under HIPAA, the following categories explain the types of uses and disclosures of PHI that
- For treatment –
Emsitemay use or disclose PHI for treatment purposes, including disclosure to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants andother health care professionals who provide you with health care services and/or are involved in the coordination of your care, such as providing your physician with your ultrasound screening results.
- For payment –
Emsitemay use or disclose PHI to billand collect payment for services we provide. For example, Emsitemay provide PHI to your health plan to receive payment for the health care services provided to you.
- For health care operations –
Emsitemay use or disclose PHI for health care operations purposes. The uses and disclosures are necessary, for example, for quality assessment, accreditation, evaluate performanceof staff. Emsitemay also disclose PHI to other health care providers that are involved in your care for their health care operations, for example, interpretation of ultrasound images.
- Appointment reminders and health-related benefits and services –
Emsitemay use and disclose PHI to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment with us and may use and disclose PHI to tell you about health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. For example, Emsitemay contact you about new services available based on your medical history and risk factors.
- To individuals involved in your care or payment for your care –
Emsitemay disclose PHI to a person who is involved in your care or helps pay for your care, such as a family member or friend. We also may notify your family about your location or general condition or disclose such information to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort.
- Business associates –
Emsitemay disclose PHI to our business associates to perform certain business functions or provide certain business services to Emsite. For example, we may use another company to make copies and printing. All of our business associates are required to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of your PHI.
- Disclosure for judicial and administrative proceedings – Under certain circumstances,
Emsitemay disclose your PHI in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding, including in response to a court or administrative order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful processes.
- Law enforcement –
Emsitemay disclose PHI for law enforcement purposes, including response to a court order, warrant, subpoena or summons, or similar process authorized by law. We may also disclose PHI when the information is needed:
- for identification or location of a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person,
- about a victim of a crime,
- about an individual who has died,
- in relation to criminal conduct on
emergencycircumstances to report a crime, the location of the crime or victims, or the identity, description, or location of the person who committed the crime.
- As required by law –
Emsitemust disclose your PHI if required to do so by international, federal, state, or local law.
- Public Health – We may disclose PHI for public health activities.
These activities generally include: 1) disclosures to a public health authority to report, prevent
or control disease, injury, or disability; 2) disclosures to report births and deaths, or to report
child abuse or neglect; 3) disclosures to a person subject to the jurisdiction of the Food and
Drug Administration (“FDA”) for purposes related to the quality, safety or effectiveness of an
FDA-regulated product or activity, including reporting reactions to medications or problems with
products or notifying people of recalls of products they may be using; 4) disclosures to notify
a person who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition; and 5) disclosures to an employer about an employee to conduct medical surveillance in certain limited circumstances concerning workplace illness or injury.
- Disclosure about victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence – We may disclose PHI about an individual to a government authority, including social
services,if we reasonably believe that an individual is a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
- Health oversight activities – We may disclose PHI to a health care oversight agency for activities authorized by law such as audits, civil, administrative, or criminal investigations and proceedings/actions, inspections, licensure/disciplinary actions, or other activities necessary for appropriate oversight of the health care system, government benefit ‘programs, and compliance with regulatory requirements and civil rights laws.
- Coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors – We may disclose PHI to a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director for the purpose of identifying a deceased person, determining
causeof death, or for performing some other dutyauthorized by law.
- Personal Representative – We may disclose PHI to your personal representative, as established under applicable law, or to an administrator, executor, or other authorized individual associated with your estate.
- Correctional institution – We may disclose the PHI of
inmateor other individualwhen requested by a correctional institution or law enforcement official for health, safety, and security purposes. Seriousthreat to health or safety – We may disclose PHI if necessary, to prevent or lessen a serious and/or imminent threat to health or safety to a person or the public or for law enforcement authorities to identify or apprehend an individual.
- Research – We may use and disclose PHI for research purposes. limited data or records may be viewed by researchers to identify patients who may qualify for their research project or for other similar purposes, as long as the researchers do not remove or copy any of the PHI. Before we use or disclose PHI for any other research activity, one of the following will happen: 1) a special committee will determine that the research activity poses minimal risk to privacy and that there is an adequate plan to safeguard PHI; 2) if the PHI relates to deceased individuals, the researchers give us assurances that the PHI is necessary for the research and will be used only as part of the research; or 3) the researcher will be provided only with information that does not identify you directly.
- Government functions – In certain situations,
Emsitemay disclose the PHI of military personnel and veterans, including Armed Forces personnel, as required by military command authorities. Additionally, we may disclose PHI to authorized officials for national security purposes, conducting intelligence, counter-intelligence, other national security activities, and when requested by foreign military authorities. Disclosure will be made only in compliance with U.S. Law.
- Workers’ compensation – As authorized by applicable laws, we may use or disclose PHI to comply with workers’ compensation or other similar programs established to provide
work relatedinjury or illness benefits.
- De-identified Information and limited Data Set – We may use and disclose health information that has been “de-identified” by removing certain identifiers making it unlikely that you could be identified. We, also, may disclose limited health information, contained in a “limited data set.” The limited data set does not contain any information that can directly identify you. For example, a limited data set may include your city, county and zip code, but not your name or street address.
Other Uses and Disclosures of PHI
For purposes not described above, including uses and disclosures of PHI for marketing purposes and disclosures that would constitute a sale of PHI,
Information Breach Notification
PHI Patient Rights Regarding
Subject to certain exceptions, HIPAA establishes the following patient rights with respect to PHI:
- Right to Receive a Copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices – You have a right to receive a copy of the
EmsiteNotice of Privacy Practices at any time by contacting us at 678-807-8627. This Notice will also be posted on EmsiteInternet site at www.emsite.com.
- Right to Request
limitson Uses and Disclosures of your PHI – You have the right to request that we limit:
- how we use and disclose your PHI for services, or
- our disclosure of PHI to individuals involved in your care or payment for your care. We will consider your request but is not required to agree to it unless the requested restriction involves a disclosure that is not required by law.
- Right to Request Confidential Communications – You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your PHI at an alternative address or by an alternative means.
Emsitewill accommodate reasonable requests.
- Right to See and Receive Copies of Your PHI-You and your personal representative have the right to access PHI consisting of your screening results. Exceptions include our inability to verify the identity of the requesting party. You have the right to access and receive your PHI in an electronic format if it is readily producible in such a format.
- Right to Receive an Accounting of Disclosures- You have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures.
- Right to Correct or Update your PHI – If you believe that your PHI contains a mistake, you may request, in writing, that
Emsitecorrect the information. If your request is denied, we will provide an explanation of the reasoning for our denial
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