Privateness, Safety and Superior DirectivesGalveston Campus

Medical Information

To guard the confidentiality of your medical information, we will need to have written authorization earlier than data concerning your medical therapy might be launched. In case you or your doctor want this data, please ship a signed and dated letter outlining the particular data required out of your medical report. Make sure you embody your full identify, date of beginning and UTMB Well being affected person identification quantity. Additionally, embody the identify and tackle of the doctor to whom the report ought to be despatched.

The letter requesting your medical report ought to be addressed to:

The College of Texas Medical BranchHealth Info Administration DepartmentRelease of Information301 College Blvd.Galveston, TX 77555-0782

For extra data concerning the method for acquiring a duplicate of your medical report or to request a duplicate of your medical report previous to discharge, contact the Well being Info Administration Division at (409) 772-1965 or go to the Medical Information webpage.

Privateness and Safety of Well being Info

UTMB Well being is dedicated to defending the privateness of our sufferers and maintaining their well being data safe. In accordance with the federal legislation named the “Well being Insurance coverage Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA), you’ve rights regarding the usage of individually identifiable well being data. The first function of this legislation is to offer requirements to facilitate the digital trade of well being data, present people with higher entry to their well being data and standardize this entry amongst states, lower well being care fraud and abuse and, most significantly, shield your private well being data.

In case you really feel your well being data has been misused in any manner, please name the UTMB Well being Privateness Workplace at (409) 747-8700. You may additionally name our nameless Fraud, Abuse and Privateness hotline at (800) 898-7679.

Superior Directives

An advance directive is outlined as “a written instruction reminiscent of residing will or medical energy of legal professional for well being care acknowledged beneath state legislation and referring to the supply of such care when the individual is incapacitated.” In Texas there are three kinds of advance directives: Directive to Physicians, Medical Energy of Lawyer, and Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Order. If a affected person needs to formulate an advance directive, the mandatory paperwork might be made obtainable by the hospital. As soon as formulated, the finished doc, which is signed by the affected person, turns into part of the affected person’s everlasting medical report. Previous to the initiation of latest therapies or procedures, your physician will converse with you concerning the extent to which the hospital is ready, unable or unwilling to honor your advance directive. A affected person has the choice to assessment or revise advance directives. The existence or lack of an advance directive doesn’t decide a person’s entry to care, therapy or providers.

You may have the fitting to:

  • Create advance directives concerning care and have employees and practitioners who present care adjust to these directives.
  • Take part in moral questions that come up in the midst of care, together with problems with battle decision, withholding of resuscitative providers, forgoing or withdrawal of life- sustaining therapy, and participation in investigational research or medical trials.
  • Obtain end-of-life care that’s respectful and responsive and that demonstrates concern for a affected person’s consolation and dignity.

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