Privacy & Confidentiality
Please carefully read the following to ensure you understand our privacy policies.
The personnel of Precision Medical & Plastic Surgery including our employees, managers, nurses and doctors undergo continual training to ensure our team understands and complies with government rules and regulations regarding the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) with particular emphasis on the "Privacy Rule." We maintain the very highest standards of ethics and integrity when providing services to our patients. Our policy requires the continued privacy education of our employees and contractors in accordance with the governmental rules, laws, and regulations. We ensure that our practice never contributes in any way to the growing problem of improper disclosure of personal health information (PHI). As part of this plan, we have implemented a Compliance Program that we believe will help us prevent any inappropriate use of PHI. We value your input as a patient and the input of our employees. If you feel your privacy has been compromised in any way, please ask to speak with our compliance officer or express your concern directly to your physician.
Where is it stored?
As our patient, we want you to know that we respect the privacy of your personal medical records and will do all we can to secure and protect that privacy. In order to achieve the highest degree of confidentiality, we use the Precision Injection electronic medical record system to store patient charts and information. This system exceeds the legislative requirements detailed in The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). This highly secure platform allows us to store your information with complete confidence.
We strive to always take reasonable precautions to protect your privacy. When it is appropriate and necessary, we provide the minimum amount of necessary information to only those we feel are in need of your health care information. We strive to provide the best health care that is in your best interest.
We also want you to know that we support your full access to your personal medical records. If you want to request restrictions pertaining to parties you do not want PHI released to please tell our compliance officer and it will be documented in your chart. You will be asked to authorize release of PHI to any party that is directly connected to your treatment, payment, or health care operations.