Telemedicine and Your Privacy

Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications to enable health care providers at different locations to share medical information for the purpose of improving your care. This information may be used for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and/or education, and may include any of your medical records, diagnostic test results, and images. We will use live two-way audio and video communication that includes security protocols to protect your confidentiality, and to safeguard you and your information. As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the use of telemedicine. In rare cases, information transmitted may not be sufficient to allow for appropriate medical decision making by the physician. Delays in medical evaluation and treatment could occur due to deficiencies or failures of the equipment, and in very rare instances, security protocols could fail, causing a breach of your personal medical information. The laws that protect privacy and the confidentiality of medical information apply to telemedicine, and no information obtained in the use of telemedicine will be disclosed to others without your authorization. You may withhold or withdraw your permission to use telemedicine at any time, without affecting your right to future care or treatment. You have the right to inspect all information obtained in the course of a telemedicine interaction and may receive copies of this information if you request. With your permission, electronic communication of your personal medical information will be sent to other medical practitioners who are involved in your care.