Welcome to the OASIS Hospital Patient Portal.
The OASIS Hospital Patient Portal allows physicians to share your medical information online with you safely and conveniently. It is an online tool that goes a step beyond simply displaying information by helping you manage your healthcare easily and securely. OASIS Hospital encourages you to enroll in the Patient Portal by filling out your request below as it presents a valuable opportunity for you to actively participate in your care.
After successfully enrolling you may access your Patient Portal by logging in below:
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Welcome to our website and online service, an online information and communications service, including but not limited to various functionality, blogs, subscription services, healthcare-related content, news, patient and consumer login services and any other services provided on this website (collectively referred to as the “Website Services.” We make the Website Services available to you in exchange for your agreement with all of the terms and conditions below. The manager and operator of the Website Services are identified at the very top of this webpage and are variously referred to below as “we,” “us,” or “our.” Any person or entity accessing, using or subscribing to certain or all of the Website Services, either directly or indirectly is variously referred to as “you” or “your.”
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT WITH YOU. BY ACCESSING, USING OR SUBSCRIBING TO ANY OR ALL OF THE WEBSITE SERVICES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, (collectively referred to as “Terms of Service” or “TOS.”) THIS TOS INCLUDES ALL INFORMATION, NOTICES AND POLICIES (INCLUDING THE WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE AND, IF YOU ARE A PATIENT, THE PATIENT PRIVACY NOTICE) AND ANY SUPPLEMENTAL TOS THAT ARE HYPER-LINKED WITHIN THE WEBSITE SERVICES, AS ALL OF THE TOS NOTICES TOGETHER GOVERN YOUR ACCESS AND SUBSCRIPTION TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE SERVICES.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME RELATED WEBSITES AND THEIR SERVICES (INCLUDING SPECIFIC FUNCTIONALITY) MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL OR OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS. BY USING ANY RELATED WEBSITE OR SUBSCRIBING TO OR USING ANY OF THE SERVICES ON THOSE WEBSITES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING ALL OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THOSE WEBSITES AND SERVICES.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS TOS, DO NOT USE OR SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEBSITE SERVICES AND PROMPTLY EXIT THIS WEBSITE.
The most recent date on which changes have been made to the TOS can be found at the top right corner of this website page. We encourage you to check regularly for updates to the TOS and to reread the terms and conditions in their entirety whenever there are updates.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE SERVICES ON OR AFTER CHANGES TO THE TOS ARE POSTED TO THE WEBSITE SERVICES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TOS AS IT APPEARS AT THE TIME OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE SERVICES.
THE WEBSITE SERVICES ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT THAT YOU RECEIVE FROM YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER REGARDING ANY MEDICAL CONDITION. NEVER DISREGARD THE ADVICE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR DELAY SEEKING ADVICE BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU READ ON THE WEBSITE SERVICES.
WE CAN MAKE NO GUARANTEE OF ANY PARTICULAR RESPONSE TIME TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY ASK THROUGH THE WEBSITE SERVICES. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL OR PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY, CALL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT RELY ON THE WEBSITE SERVICES FOR ASSISTANCE IN SUCH CASES.
An emergency medical condition is a medical or psychiatric condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in any of the following:
- serious jeopardy to your health
- serious impairment in your bodily functions
- serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part
Examples of symptoms that may be an emergency medical condition include the following:
- chest pain or pressure which may radiate to the arms, neck, back, shoulder, jaw, arm, or wrist
- sudden onset of severe abdominal pain
- severe shortness of breath
- sudden decrease in or loss of consciousness
- sudden inability to talk or to move one side of the body, or sudden slurred speech
- severe, persistent bleeding that cannot be stopped
- major injuries such as gunshot or stab wounds or severe injuries from a vehicle accident
The Content available through the Website Services is either (1) authored or produced by our staff and physicians, or (2) licensed from outside sources.
No Responsibility for Linked Websites
For informational purposes only, the Website Services may include hyperlinks to external websites with information about third party products and services. Because we have no control over such external websites, we are not responsible for the availability of such external websites, and we do not endorse and are not responsible for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials or information available from such external websites (referred to as “External Content” in these terms and conditions). In addition, we are not responsible for your use of, or reliance upon, any External Content. When you click on a hyperlink to an external website, we will advise that you are exiting the Website Services if it’s not obvious.
Endorsement of Products or Third Party Services
Our inclusion of specific products or services on the Website Services does not constitute or imply our recommendation or endorsement of such products or services unless specifically stated otherwise. Not all of the treatments or interventions described in this web site are available at our hospitals.
CONTENT AND CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST POLICY
To keep our Content free from bias, our conflict of interest policy ask that Content disclose to us any potential conflicts of interest they may have. Possible conflicts of interest include financial relationships or other affiliations with businesses or organizations that promote or sell products or services that are the subjects of the health information being considered. If we are made aware that such a conflict-of-interest exists or that there would be a reasonable perception by users that a conflict-of-interest could exist, the author may be excluded from contributing Content for that particular topic or asked to disclose such conflict at the end of the posted Content.
You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in User Content. When you submit User Content to the Website Services, you give us (and third parties we work with to provide the Website Services) an unrestricted, worldwide license to use the User Content in connection with operating, promoting and improving the Website Services translate, adapt, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit and distribute User Content, in all media now known or developed in the future. This license continues even if you stop using the Website Services, except where we you request in writing to us that we remove your posted User Content and we have a ready means of identifying such User Content and can remove it in the ordinary course of providing the Website Services. By submitting the User Content to the Website Services, you are representing and warranting that you have the necessary rights to grant us the above license for such User Content.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of User Content. We have no obligation to post or use any User Content you may provide and may remove any User Content at any time in our sole discretion. In addition, if you submit feedback or suggestions about the Website Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation or compensation to you.
OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; LICENSE TO USE WEBSITE SERVICES AND CONTENT, AND PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Except as otherwise indicated, all content on this site, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, photos, images, forms, audio, video, questionnaires, “look and feel” and software, is the property of OASIS Hospital and/or its licencors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of OASIS Hospital and/or its licencors and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unless specifically authorized in writing by OASIS Hospital, any use of these materials, or of any materials contributed to this site by entities other than OASIS Hospital on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. Copyright 2012, OASIS Hospital. All rights reserved for all countries. Any rights not expressly granted by these terms and conditions or any applicable end-user license agreements are reserved by OASIS Hospital. The materials provided by this Service may be downloaded and/or reprinted for personal use only. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document or graphic in whole or in part for any reason is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright holder(s).
Trademarks and Service Marks
The names, words, symbols, and graphics representing OASIS Hospital, Southwest Orthopedic and Spine, LLC, and “Health Security Index” are the trademarks or registered trademarks of OASIS Hospital and protected by trademark laws of the U.S.A. and other countries. Other proprietary OASIS Hospital may be designated as such from time to time on this site through use of the TM, SM, or ® symbols. Users of this site are not authorized to make any use of the OASIS Hospital marks, including, but not limited to, as meta-tags or in any other fashion which may create a false or misleading impression of affiliation or sponsorship with or by OASIS Hospital.
Infected or Corrupted Materials
You also understand that the Provider cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Each Member is responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy his or her particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Service for the reconstruction of any lost data. The Provider does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Service.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES OR GIVEN BY US OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, OUR EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES) SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY NOR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ARE MADE REGARDING THE FOLLOWING:
- The accuracy, reliability, completeness, current, or timeliness of Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the Website Services.
- The satisfaction of any government regulations requiring disclosure of information on prescription drug products or the approval or compliance of any software tools with regard to the content contained on the Website Services.
- We do not warrant that the Website Services, Content, products (including software) or services included on or otherwise made available to you through the Website Services (including hyper-linked websites), their servers or electronic communications sent from us are free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or any other harmful components. You are responsible for backing up your data on your computer hard drives so that you can reconstruct any lost data.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR SPONSORS, MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS OR ANY OTHER RELATED PERSONS OR ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE SERVICES, ITS RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE SERVICES AND/OR ANY HYPER-LINKED WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE SERVICES, ITS RELATED SERVICES AND/OR HYPER-LINKED WEBSITES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE SERVICES AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your access to and use of the Website Services will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than trial by jury, except that you may make claims in small claims court if your claims qualify and we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of our intellectual property rights or to protect the privacy rights of another individual.
Waiver Of Right To Trial
You are agreeing to waive your right to trial by jury, and we are agreeing to waive our right to trial by jury (except to the extent expressly stated in the “Binding Arbitration” provision above).
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunction and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow this TOS as a court would.
How To Begin Arbitration Proceedings
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our address as posted on the Website Services, Attention: General Counsel. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (referred to as “AAA”) under its rules, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $250.00 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, we will not to seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You or we may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.
YOU AGREE WITH US THAT ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS ACTION, CONSOLIDATED ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.
IF, FOR ANY REASON, ANY CLAIM PROCEEDS IN COURT RATHER THAN IN ARBITRATION, YOU AGREE WITH US TO ONLY BRING YOUR CLAIM ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION, CONSOLIDATED ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.
BY AGREEING TO THE ABOVE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION, CONSOLIDATED ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION.
If you believe that any Content on or from the Website Services infringes on your copyright, you may request removal of such Content (or access to such Content) from the Website Services by contacting our copyright agent (identified below) and providing all of the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of and hyperlink to the location of the allegedly infringing Content on the Website Services;
- Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
- A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Your right to use and access the Website Services is personal and specific to you, and you may not assign or transfer that right to any third party. We reserve the right to assign and transfer User Content and your data to a successor-in-interest or new owner if or when we, or a service we provide, are acquired in whole or in part by or merged with another entity or organization.
INVALIDITY OF A TERM OR CONDITION IN THIS TOS
If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed removed and shall not affect the validity and enforce-ability of any remaining conditions.
We do not sell or rent personally identifiable information received through your use of these Web Services. We share such information with third parties who are assisting us in providing these Web Services and then only under written obligations of confidentiality.
The Website Services have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of personally identifiable information under our control. Such measures include encryption of data during communication using 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and using a secured messaging service when we communicate personally identifiable information between your electronic device and the Website Services. Even with these measures, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us via the Website Services by Internet or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. At your discretion, you may contact us at the Contact Us link at the top of this webpage. If you have privacy or data security related questions, please feel free to contact the office identified at the end of this Website Privacy Notice.
OASIS Hospital routinely gathers data on activity at this Service site, such as how many people visit the site, the pages they visit, where they come from, how long they stay on the site, etc. The data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means that no personally identifiable information is associated with the data. This data helps us improve the Service for you, including it site content and overall usage. The information is not shared with other organizations for their independent use.
Collecting and Using Personal Information
Except as described in this Website Privacy Notice and when specifically requested by the Website Services, or you volunteer such information in a text box, we do not collect any identifiable information about visitors to this site.
To help us manage the Website Services, we maintain standard web logs that record data about visitors and customers who use this site and we store this information for a while. These logs may contain the Internet domain from which you access the site (such as aol.com, abc.org, etc.); the IP address which is automatically assigned to your computer when you get on the Internet (a static IP address may be identifiable as being connected to you, while a dynamic address is usually not identifiable); the type of browser and operating system you use; the date and time you visited the site; the pages you viewed on the site; the address of the website you linked from, if any. If you sign on to Website Services to use our secured features, our web logs will also contain an individual identifier and show the services you have accessed.
All web logs are stored securely and may only be accessed by our personnel supporting our Website Services. We web log information to help us better design for you various aspects of our Website Service, to identify popular features, to resolve user, hardware, and software problems, and to make the Website Services generally more useful to visitors.
Even if you have given us permission to send e-mails to you, you may revoke that permission at any time by following the “unsubscribe” information at the bottom of each such e-mail. If you have separately opted into or subscribed to different services on our Website Services and you subsequently wish to unsubscribe, you may need to also separately opt-out out of each service.
We may disclose personal information when required to do so by a subpoena, court order, or search warrant. We may disclose personal information as we deem it appropriate to protect the safety of an individual or for an investigation related to public safety or to report an activity that appears to be in violation of law. We may disclose personal information to protect the security and reliability of the Website Services and to take precautions against liability.
- Implemented Text Sizing tool to increase and decrease the text font.
- Images on the site contain ‘ALT tags,’ which aid users who listen to the content of the site with a screen reader.
- Screen readers will interpret text links as hyperlinks rather than underlined text.
If you encounter any problems accessing this site, please Contact Us using the link above.
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.
WHO MUST FOLLOW THIS NOTICE?
We (the facility) provide you (the patient) with health care by working with doctors and many other health care providers (referred to as we, our or us). This is a joint notice of our information privacy practices. The following people or groups will follow this notice:
- Any health care provider who comes to our locations to care for you. These professionals include doctors, nurses, technicians, physician assistants and others.
- All departments and units of our organization, including skilled nursing, home health, clinics, outpatient services, mobile units, hospice, and emergency department.
- Our employees, students and volunteers, including regional support offices and affiliates.
- The third party business partners working on our behalf to help provide you with technology tools and assist us with healthcare operations.
OUR PLEDGE TO YOU
We understand that medical information about you is private and personal. We are committed to protecting it. Hospitals, doctors and other staff make a record each time you visit. This notice applies to the records of your care at the facility, whether created by hospital staff or your doctor. Your doctor and other health care providers may have different practices or notices about their use and sharing of medical information in their own offices or clinics. We will gladly explain this notice to you or your family member.
We are required by law to:
- Keep medical information about you private.
- Give you this notice describing our legal duties and privacy practices for medical information about you.
- Notify you as outlined in state and federal law if a breach of unsecured medical information about you has occurred.
- Follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect.
HOW WE MAY USE AND SHARE YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION
This section of our notice tells how we may use medical information about you. In all cases not covered by this notice, we will get a separate written permission from you before we use or share your medical information. We will ask you for permission in writing before we use or share your medical information for any of the following reasons:
- Marketing an item or service that is not related to treatment for you or when we are paid to market to you.
- Special notes about you made by therapists and counselors that are not part of your medical record.
- The sale of your medical information.
You can later cancel your permission by notifying us in writing.
We will protect medical information as much as we can under the law. Sometimes state law gives more protection to medical information than federal law. Sometimes federal law gives more protection than state law. In each case, we will apply the laws that protect medical information the most.
OASIS Hospital is a large health system. We may use or share medical information about you (in electronic or paper form) with hospital personnel, including doctors, or facility for treatment, payment and health care operations.
Treatment: We will use and share medical information about you for purposes of treatment. An example is sending medical information about you to your doctor or to a specialist as part of a referral.
Payment: We will use and share medical information about you so we can be paid for treating you. An example is giving information about you to your health plan or to Medicare.
Health Care Operations: We will use and share medical information about you for our health care operations. Examples are using information about you to improve the quality of care we give you, for disease management programs, patient satisfaction surveys, compiling medical information, de-identifying medical information and benchmarks.
Appointment Reminders: We may contact you with appointment reminders.
Internet Based Products and Services: Working with a third party, we may offer you internet based products or services allowing you to:
- Schedule appointments
- Reduce wait times
- Help you find a physician or offer you access to your medical information
- Treatment options and health-related benefits and services: We may contact you about possible treatment options, health-related benefits or services that you might want.
Fund-raising Activities: We may use limited information to contact you for fundraising. We may also share such information with our fundraising foundation. You may chose to opt out of receiving fund-raising requests or contacts.
Research: We may share medical information about you for research projects, such as studying the effectiveness of a treatment you received. We will usually get your written permission to use or share medical information for research. Under certain circumstances we may share medical information about you without your written permission. These research projects, however, must go through a special process that protects the confidentiality of your medical information.
Facility Directory: Unless you tell us otherwise, we may list your name, location in the hospital, your general condition (good, fair, etc.) and your religious affiliation in our directory. We will give this information (except your religious affiliation) to anyone who asks about you by name. Your religious affiliation will be given only to appropriate clergy members.
Public Health: We may disclose your health information as required or permitted by law to public health authorities or government agencies whose official activities include preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability. For example, we must report certain information about births, deaths, and various diseases to government agencies. We may use your health information in order to report to monitoring agencies any reactions to medications or problems with medical devices. We may also disclose, when requested, information about you to public health agencies that track outbreaks of contagious diseases or that are involved with preventing epidemics.
Required by Law: We are sometimes required by law to report certain information. For example, we must report assault, abuse, or neglect. We also must give information to your employer about work-related illness, injury or workplace-related medical surveillance. Another example is that we will share information about tumors with state tumor registries.
Public Safety: We may, and sometimes have to share medical information about you in order to prevent or lessen a serious threat to the health or safety of a particular person or the general public.
Health Oversight Activities: We may share medical information about you for health oversight activities where allowed by law. For example, oversight activities include audits investigations or inspections. The activities are necessary for government review of health care systems and government programs.
Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors: We may share medical information about deceased patients with coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors to identify a deceased person, determine the cause of death, or other duties as permitted.
Organ and Tissue Donation: We may share medical information with organizations that handle organ, eye or tissue donation or transplantation.
Military, Veterans, National Security and Other Government Agencies: We may use or share medical information about you for national security purposes, intelligence activities or for protective services of the president or certain other persons as allowed by law. We may share medical information about you with the military for military command purposes when you are a member of the armed forces. We may share medical information with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for investigating or determining our compliance with HIPAA.
Judicial Proceedings: We may use or share medical information about you in response to court orders or subpoenas only when we have followed procedures required by law.
Law Enforcement Arizona: We may share medical information about you with police or other law enforcement personnel where permitted or required by state and federal law. For example, if the police present a search warrant or court order, we must produce the information requested.
Family Members, Personal Representative, and Others Involved in Your Care: Unless you tell us otherwise, we may share medical information about you with friends, family members, or others you have named who help with your care or who can make decisions on your behalf about your healthcare .
Disaster Relief Purposes: We may use or share medical information about you with public or private disaster organizations so that your family can be notified of your location and condition in case of disaster or other emergency. We may also use it to help in coordination of disaster relief efforts.
Electronic Sharing and Pooling of Your Information: We may take part in or make possible the electronic sharing or pooling of healthcare information. This helps doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers within a geographic area or community provide quality care to you. If you travel and need medical treatment, it allows other doctors or hospitals to electronically contact us about you. All of this helps us manage your care when more than one doctor is involved. It also helps us to keep your health bills lower (avoid repeating lab tests). And finally it helps us to improve the overall quality of care provided to you and others. We are involved in the Affordable Care Act and may use and share information as permitted to achieve national goals related to meaningful use of electronic health systems.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING MEDICAL INFORMATION
Requesting Information about You:
In most cases, when you ask in writing, you can look at or get a copy of medical information about you in paper or electronic format. You may also request that we send electronic copies directly to a person or entity chosen by you. We will give you a form to fill out to make the request. You can look at medical information about you for free. If you request paper or electronic copies of the information we may charge a fee. If we say no to your request to look at the information or get a copy of it, you may ask us in writing for a review of that decision.
Correcting Information about You:
If you believe that information about you is wrong or missing, you can ask us in writing to correct the records. We will give you a form to fill out to make the request. We may say no to your request to correct a record if the information was not created or kept by us or if we believe the record is complete and correct. If we say no to your request, you can ask us in writing to review that denial.
Obtaining a List of Certain Disclosures of Information:
You can ask to receive a list of the disclosures we have made of your medical information for the last six years. Your request must be in writing and state the time period for the listing. The first request in a 12-month period is free. We will charge you for any additional requests for our cost of producing the list. We will give you an estimate of the cost when you request the additional list.
Restricting How We Use or Share Information about You:
You can ask that medical information be given to you in a confidential manner. You must tell us in writing of the exact way or place for us to communicate with you.
You also can ask in writing that we limit our use or sharing of medical information about you. For example, you can ask that we use or share medical information about you only with persons involved in your care.Any time you make a written request, we will consider the request and tell you in writing of our decision to accept or deny your request. We are legally required to agree to only one type of restriction request: if you have paid us in full for a health procedure or item for which we would normally bill your health plan, we must agree to your request not to share information about that procedure or item with your health plan.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We may change our privacy practices from time to time. Changes will apply to current medical information, as well as new information after the change occurs. If we make an important change, we will change our notice. We will also post the new notice in our facilities and on our Web site at: www.oasishospital.com. You can ask in writing for a copy of this notice at any time by contacting OASIS Hospital. If our notice has changed, we will give you a copy of the notice the next time you register for treatment.
Version effective: July 22, 2014