Houston Medical Imaging uses health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you receive. Your health information is contained in a medical record that is the physical property of Houston Medical Imaging.
Houston Medical Imaging may use your health information to provide you with medical treatment or services. For example, information obtained by a health care provider, such as a physician, nurse, or other person providing health services to you, will record information in your record that is related to your treatment. This information is necessary for health care providers to determine what treatment you should receive. Health care providers will also record actions take by them in the course of your treatment and note how you respond to the actions.
Houston Medical Imaging may use and disclose your health information to others for purposes of receiving payment for treatment and services that you receive. For example, a bill may be sent to you or a third-party payor, such as an insurance company or health plan. The information on the bill may contain information that identifies you, your diagnosis, and treatment or supplies used in the course of treatment.
Houston Medical Imaging may use and disclose health information about you for operational purposes. For example, your health information may be disclosed to members of the medical staff, risk or quality improvement personnel, and others to:
Houston Medical Imaging may use your information to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
Houston Medical Imaging may use and disclose information about you as required by law. For example, Houston Medical Imaging may disclose information for the following purposes:
Your health information may be used or disclosed for public health activities such as assisting public health authorities or other legal authorities to prevent or control disease, injury, or disability, or for other health oversight activities.
Health information may be disclosed to funeral directors or coroners to enable them to carry out their lawful duties.
Houston Medical Imaging may use your health information for research purposes when an institutional review board or privacy board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your health information has approved the research.
Your health information may be disclosed to avert a serious threat to the health or safety of you or any other person pursuant to applicable law.
Your health information may be disclosed for specialized government functions such as protection of public officials or reporting to various branches of the armed services.
Your health information may be used or disclosed in order to comply with laws and regulations related to Workers’ Compensation.
Other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization and you may revoke the authorization except to the extent Houston Medical Imaging has taken action in reliance on such.
You have the right to:
You may complain to the Privacy Officer of Houston Medical Imaging. Or to the Department of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
Houston Medical Imaging is required by law to:
Houston Medical Imaging reserves the right to change its information practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information it maintains Revised notices will be made available to you by mail or upon your next visit.
If you have any questions or complaints, please contact:
Houston Medical Imaging
3310 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas 77098