The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was passed by Congress to address concerns regarding the use and storage of patient identifiable health information via electronic means. This legislation establishes specific guidelines to protect the security and confidentiality of protected health care information, as well as establishing national standards for electronic transactions.
St. Mary's Medical Center is committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of patient identifiable health information and has taken several steps to address each HIPAA requirement. These steps include:
If you have questions pertaining to the steps St. Mary's Medical Center has taken to address HIPAA or the privacy regulations, please contact the Privacy Officer, Health Information Management Director, or Corporate Compliance Officer at:St. Mary's Medical Center
For additional information regarding your rights and protections under HIPAA, please access the HIPAA Online web site, an interactive tool designed to help answer your HIPAA questions.