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Beginning April 14, 2003, the Federal Government requires that all healthcare providers implement specific procedures to guarantee the privacy of patient medical records. InterMed, P.A. has incorporated procedures that comply with the federal law related to the way we use and disclose personal health information. The new privacy rules in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) also give patients additional rights to obtain access to their own information. All patients, by law, will be provided with a copy of the InterMed Privacy Practices Summary at the time of their first visit and will be asked to sign a proof of receipt to be placed in the medical record.
Although InterMed has had a policy of patient confidentiality in place for many years, the new privacy rules are more comprehensive. The new law ensures that InterMed and affiliated healthcare providers follow certain regulations when patient information is used and disclosed for the purpose of providing treatment, obtaining payment, and other internal operations. For example, the privacy rules stipulate that InterMed employees may be provided with, or provide, only the minimum necessary amount of patient information in order to do their specific job.
Click Here to download the InterMed Notice of Privacy Practices Summary document (PDF File*).
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In compliance with the Federal HIPAA laws:
MaineHealth Clinical Data Repository Information
Click Here to download the MaineHealth Clinical Data Repository Opt-Out Election form (PDF File*). Click Here to download a copy of the MaineHealth CDR information letter.
Frequently Asked Questions:What is MaineHealth?
MaineHealth is an integrated healthcare system working together to deliver care efficiently. MaineHealth is ranked among the nation’s best performing healthcare delivery networks.MaineHealth’s member organizations include:
To learn more about MaineHealth go to www.mainehealth.com.What is MaineHealth Clinical Data Repository?
The CDR (Clinical Data Repository) is a secure central location that houses electronic patient information. Your healthcare provider will use the CDR to electronically share your clinical information with other healthcare professionals who are directly involved in your healthcare, and who will view this information in order to support your treatment. The CDR allows them access to your information in order to support your treatment. The CDR allows them access to your information more efficiently, improving the care you receive. Sharing of your information will NOT include email addresses.How will a Clinical Data Repository enhance my medical care?