Privacy Policy

The Patient Readiness Institute, Inc. (PRI) Privacy Policy describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed under state and Federal law, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).

Please read it carefully.

How PRI Protects Your Privacy

There are several state and federal laws requiring PRI to protect its patients’ personal health information. The most comprehensive regulations were issued under HIPAA. In addition to the laws, there are detailed regulations that are issued from time to time to clarify the law. These regulations are updated as needed.

Essentially, HIPAA regulations require providers like PRI to provide you with information about how your protected health information may be used and disclosed, and to whom. This notice explains what your protected personal health information is. Regulations also describe how PRI must protect this information and how you can access much of your personal health information. PRI must follow the terms of this Privacy Policy, although PRI may also change or amend it’s Privacy Policy as the laws and regulations change. However, if the Privacy Policy is materially changed, PRI will take additional measures to make the revised Privacy Policy available to you.

When the Law Permits Use and Disclosure

HIPAA permits PRI to use and disclose your personal health information for purposes of treatment and payment, and for a number of health care operations without first obtaining your authorization. There are other limited circumstances when PRI may use and disclose your personal health information without your authorization, such as for public health, regulatory and law enforcement activities.

Whether personal health information is used or disclosed with or without your authorization, PRI uses and discloses personal health information only to those persons who need to know and only the minimum amount necessary to perform the required activity.

Your Privacy Rights

The law also gives you some rights to access, copy and amend your personal health information. You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your personal health information. You also have the right to obtain information about how and when your personal health information has been used and disclosed.

PLEASE NOTE: PRI MAY USE SOME INFORMATION TO CREATE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO BOTH PRI AND ITS PROVIDER AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATE PARTNERS FOR RESEARCH AND OTHER PURPOSES (“De-identified Data”). ALL DE-IDENTIFIED DATA WILL BE USED AS LARGE DATA SET. Your personal health data will never be used, if at all, for these purposes unless all identifying information about you has been removed.

Your continued use of this website is your indication of your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or would like to unsubscribe, please call us at 612-224-9913.