Privacy of protected health information (PHI)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule creates national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and PHI. HIPAA mandates that health plans and providers adopt additional, specific policies and procedures for securing the privacy of patients’ PHI, and notify patients about their privacy rights, including how their PHI can be used.
In accordance with the rule, Network Health has implemented the required privacy procedures and trained all Network Health employees on the procedures.
Network Health’s Notice of Privacy (PDF) explains to members how medical information may be used and disclosed and how they can get access to this information.