We may disclose PHI to an organization that 12&12 has contracted with for purposes of accreditation such as CARF, DOC, ODMHSAS, and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
We may release PHI in response to a court order or about criminal conduct or threats of criminal conduct at the facility or against program personnel.
REPORT CHILD ABUSE
We are required by law to report child abuse and may release your PHI in making a child abuse report.
We may use or disclose your PHI for research if we receive certain assurances which protect your privacy.
QUALIFIED SERVICE ORGANIZATION/BUSINESS ASSOCIATES AGREEMENT
We may release PHI to a QSO or BAA with which 12&12 has a business relationship and who renders a service to qualify it as such. This disclosure is limited to the minimal amount necessary for service provision.
MYHEALTH ACCESS NETWORK
12&12 may share your PHI on the MyHealth Access Network, Oklahoma’s online information exchange, with other health care professionals involved in your care and their approved staff members that belong to the MyHealth Network. Their access is limited to accessing only the information as their jobs require. MyHealth is a health information network that gives authorized medical personnel secure, online access to their patient’s community-wide medical data. MyHealth keeps track of every person who views medical records. Your privacy is protected through regular audits.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
You have the right to share or not to share your health information through MyHealth Access Network. In addition you have the right to change your decision at any time. Organizations which are included in the MyHealth Access Network include doctors, hospitals, labs, pharmacies, clinics, tribal and Indian Health Service clinics, Emergency response, and the Health Department.
HOW CAN MYHEALTH ACCESS NETWORK IMPROVE MY HEALTH?
Time is important when addressing your health needs. Some examples of when and how your personal health information is used to help you include:
- When you see a medical specialist, your doctor and the specialist need to share your information to help coordinate effective care. The quicker this happens, the quicker you receive the care you need.
- In a medical emergency such as a car accident, ambulance and emergency room doctors can have access to important health information that might save your life or that of a loved one like a medication list, drug and food allergies, presence of a pacemaker, etc.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MYHEALTH?
Visit their website at: www.myhealthaccess.net or call 918-236-3434 or write to MyHealth Access Network; PO # 14176, Tulsa, OK 74159-1176.