Information We Collect:
Personal Information: When you become a patient at Bryan Family Practice, we collect certain personal information, including your name, contact details, date of birth, and insurance information. This information is necessary to establish and maintain your medical records and to ensure appropriate communication and billing.
Medical History and Health Information: As part of providing healthcare services, we collect and maintain your medical history, examination results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, and other health-related information. This data is essential for accurate diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care.
Payment and Insurance Information: To process payments for our services and facilitate insurance claims, we may collect financial information, such as credit card details and insurance policy details. We ensure that all payment information is handled securely and in compliance with applicable regulations.
How We Use Your Information:
Provision of Healthcare Services: We use your personal and health information to provide medical services, including diagnosis, treatment, and management of your healthcare needs.
Communication and Appointment Reminders: We may use your contact information to communicate with you regarding appointment scheduling, test results, and other essential healthcare-related matters.
Billing and Insurance Purposes: Your financial and insurance information is used for billing purposes and processing insurance claims related to your medical care.
Quality Improvement and Research: In an effort to enhance the quality of our services, we may use de-identified and aggregated data for research and analysis to improve patient care outcomes.
Disclosure of Your Information:
Healthcare Providers and Staff: Your information will be accessible to our healthcare providers and authorized staff members involved in your care to ensure continuity and coordination of services.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may share certain information with third-party service providers who assist us in functions such as billing, electronic health record management, and other administrative services. These providers are bound by confidentiality agreements and must comply with privacy regulations.
Legal Obligations and Emergencies: In limited circumstances, we may disclose your information as required by law, such as reporting certain communicable diseases or responding to a court order. Additionally, we may share your information in emergency situations to protect your health and safety or that of others.
Protecting Your Information:
Security Measures: We employ industry-standard security measures and safeguards to protect your personal and health information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse.
Data Storage: Your information is stored securely in electronic health records (EHR) systems and may also be kept in physical files. Access to electronic records is password-protected and restricted to authorized personnel.
Your Privacy Choices:
Access and Corrections: You have the right to access and review your medical records. If you believe any information is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request corrections.
Opt-out: You have the right to opt-out of certain communications, such as promotional material or appointment reminders, at any time.
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