Kansas Health Information Exchange - Notice of Privacy Practices
Your Rights Regarding Electronic Health Information Technology
Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine at Cypress participates in electronic health information technology or HIT. This technology allows a provider or a health plan to make a single request through a health information organization or HIO to obtain electronic records for a specific patient from other HIT participants for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations. HIOs are required to use appropriate safeguards to prevent unauthorized uses and disclosures.
You have two options with respect to HIT. First, you may permit authorized individuals to access your electronic health information through an HIO. If you choose this option, you do not have to do anything.
Second, you may restrict access to all of your information through an HIO (except as required by law). If you wish to restrict access, you must submit the required information either online at http://www.KanHIT.org or by completing and mailing a form. This form is available at http://www.KanHIT.org. You cannot restrict access to certain information only; your choice is to permit or restrict access to all of your information.
If you have questions regarding HIT or HIOs, please visit http://www.KanHIT.org for additional information.
If you receive health care services in a state other than Kansas, different rules may apply regarding restrictions on access to your electronic health information. Please communicate directly with your out-of-state health care provider regarding those rules.
DISCRIMINATION IS AGAINST THE LAW
Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine at Cypress (“OSMC”) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. OSMC does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
- Free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats
- Free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters
- Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact OSMC Administration.
If you believe that OSMC has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: OSMC Administration, 9300 E. 29th Street North, Suite 205, Wichita, KS 67226, telephone 316-219-8299, fax 316-219-8299, email OSMCadmin@osmcypress.com. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, OSMC Administration is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1–800–368–1019, 800–537–7697 (TDD).
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.