CONFIDENTIALITY / HIPAA PRIVACY STATEMENT
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, in keeping with the core values of Service, Quality, Integrity and Teamwork, complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act s HIPAA Privacy Rule, the right of all patients to have their Protected Health Information (PHI ) and other personal information, records, data, etc.) secure from unauthorized viewing, use and disclosures. We further believe that all Associates of the organization should have the same right of confidentiality regarding their personal data, records and information.
In order to safeguard these rights and abide by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, appropriate individuals may view, use, or disclose patient or Associate information only in the performance of their job, or only after obtaining written consent/authorization by such individual. Any unauthorized viewing, use or disclosure of such information by a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Associate will result in corrective action up to and including termination of employment. Any violation by other individuals will be reported to their employer and may result in loss of access to such information regardless of employment source.
When in doubt as to whether or not information should be viewed, obtained or released, it is your responsibility to discuss the matter with your immediate supervisor, or contact Risk Management before the viewing or release of PHI occurs.
By logging into this system, I acknowledge being informed of this statement of confidentiality and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's commitment to HIPAA privacy and the treatment and handling of PHI and agree to abide by the requirements of this statement.