Below you can find important notices and documents related to your care with Deluca Plastic Surgery.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Privacy Rule to implement the requirements of HIPAA. The HIPAA Security Rule protects a subset of information covered by the Privacy Rule.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other individually identifiable health information (collectively defined as “protected health information”) and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without an individual’s authorization. The Rule also gives individuals rights over their protected health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, to direct a covered entity to transmit to a third party an electronic copy of their protected health information in an electronic health record, and to request corrections.
The HIPAA notice below describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
To give you the safest, best care, your doctor usually needs a lot of information: your medical history, allergies, prescriptions, specialist visits, lab tests and more. Hixny (pronouncedHIX-KNEE) is an easy way for your doctors to get this information.
Hixny has created a secure, electronic service for exchanging health information among hospitals and doctors in the Capital Region. This service allows your doctor to view and share information like medication history, allergies, and test results. It also lets doctors write prescriptions online and send them to your pharmacy.
The benefits of having accurate, up-to-date information include fewer repeated tests, reduced risk of mistakes, easier second opinions, and less chance of drug interactions.
The Hixny notice and consent below details the information shared.