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.
At Connect Hearing, Inc. (“Connect Hearing”, “we”, “our”, or “us”), we strive to provide the best service to our patients. As participants in your health care we are required by applicable law to maintain the privacy of your “protected health information.” As used in this Notice, “protected health information” is information under our control that reasonably can be used to identify a patient and that relates to that patient’s physical or mental health condition, provision of health care, or payment for such health care.
This Notice describes how we may use and disclose protected health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your right to access and control your protected health information. This Notice describes the privacy practices of Connect Hearing and its workforce. Any hearing care professional authorized to enter information into your record with Connect Hearing and all employees, staff and other members of our workforce will follow the terms of this Notice. We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice currently in effect. We are also required by law to provide you with notice following a breach of your unsecured protected health information.
Generally, when this Notice uses the words, “you” or “your,” it is referring to the patient who is the subject of protected health information. However, when this Notice discusses rights regarding protected health information, including rights to access or authorize the disclosure of protected health information, “you” and “your” may refer to a patient's personal representative. If you have questions about this Notice, please contact our Privacy Office as described below.