HIPAA & Compliance
St. John’s Medical Center Confidentiality
The medical information a patient shares with St. John's or any health
care provider should be private information. HIPAA is the formal way to
assure patients a provider takes the commitment to protect their medical
- St. John's Medical Center makes the following commitments to their
patients to give that assurance.
- Commit to respect the privacy of all health care information and give patients
a list of ways they will use or disclose the information within the industry
standard guidelines. Also, committing to get a patient’s specific,
written authorization to do things outside those industry standard uses
and disclosures guidelines. (The Privacy Rule).
- Commit to follow industry standard guidelines for securing patient information
in any place it is stored or accessed by staff of the provider organization
as well as any other organizations or contractors the provider relies
on to run their business (aka Business Associates or BAs). (The Security Rule).
- Commit to tell the patient (and proper authorities), as soon as possible,
if any unauthorized access to the private information occurs because everyone
understand there is no such thing as completely secure and infallible
systems for paper or electronic information. (The Breach Rule).
St. John's HIPAA & Compliance Manual documents in great detail the steps we take to comply with our obligations
to protect your medical information.