Understanding your health record/information
Each time you visit Imaging Specialists of Charleston, a record of your visit is made. This record will typically contain your symptoms, examination, test results, diagnoses and treatment plans. This information, referred to as your health or medical record serves as a:
Understanding what is in your health record and how it is used helps you to ensure it’s accuracy, better understand who, what, when, where and why others may access your health information.
Your Health Information Rights
Although your health record is the physical property of Imaging Specialists of Charleston, the information belongs to you. You have the right to:
Imaging Specialists of Charleston is required to:
We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. Should our information practices change, we will mail a revised notice to the address you’ve supplied us, or if you agree, we will email the revised notice to you.
We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice. We will also discontinue to use or disclose your health information after we have received a written revocation of the authorization.
Get More Information, Report a Problem
If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact Imaging Specialists of Charleston’s Privacy Officer, at (843) 824-0606. You can file a complaint with our Privacy Officer or with the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Health and Human Services with no retaliation.
Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201
Examples of Disclosure:
We will use your health information for treatment:
Information obtained by our staff will be recorded in your record and used to determine the best course of treatment for you and to determine how you are responding to that treatment. We will provide other healthcare providers with copies of reports that should assist in treating you when you are no longer under our care.
We will use your health information for payment:
A bill may be sent to you or a third party payer. This information may include identification, diagnosis, procedures and supplies used.
We will use your health information for regular health operations: Referrals to other health organizations (labs, emergency rooms, x-rays, specialists); Notification and communication with family members, close personal friend, or another person responsible for your care information about your appointments, condition, or payment related to your care unless you notify us that you object.
We will use your health information to respond to requests by Worker’s Compensation, public health organizations, and law enforcement agencies as required by law.