Confidential information is valuable, sensitive and protected by law.
Effective April 14, 2003 the Federal Government issued guidelines for all segments of the healthcare industry to ensure the privacy of protected health information. Suburban Lung Associates maintains physical , electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal data from unauthorized access and in accordance with these guidelines.
This information includes:
- Patient medical records
- Hospital medical records
- Patient billing records
- Patient insurance records
Suburban Lung Associates understands that all patient health information is confidential. We have instituted and incorporated strict polices and procedures to assure that confidential information will remain confidential and in accordance with all privacy laws.
Additionally, our organization’s physicians, staff and business associate’s conduct itself in strict conformance to all applicable laws and policies governing confidential information. In order to release any patient identifiable information we require written consent and authorization. You have the right to revoke any and all consents in writing. You also have the right to review Suburban Lung Associates practice’s privacy policies in their entirety. Please direct your questions and or complaints regarding these policies to the practice’s Privacy Officer at 847.981.3660 x226.