Commitment to Privacy
The appropriate collection, use, and disclosure of a patient’s personal health information is fundamental to our day-to-day operations and to patient care.
Protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of patient personal information is important to the Child Specialists and staff at Cradle Children Hospital Jaipur (The hospital has been running for the last five years with the name “Helping Hand Polyclinic”.) With the support of our patient, we have shifted to our new venture, “Cradle Children Hospital ” located at 212, Neminagar Ext, Vaishali Nagar.
We strive to provide our patients with excellent medical care and service. Every Cradle Children Hospital Jaipur member must abide by our commitment to privacy in handling personal information. This policy was last modified on the 1st of September 2016.
What is Personal Health Information?
Personal health information means identifying information about an individual relating to their physical or mental health (including medical history), providing health care to the individual, payments or eligibility for health care, and organ and tissue donation.
The 10 Principles of Privacy
- Identifying Purposes: Why We Collect Information
We ask you for information to establish a relationship and serve your medical needs. We obtain most of our information about you directly from you or from other health practitioners whom you have seen and authorized to disclose to us.
You are entitled to know how we use your information, as described in the Privacy Statement posted at Cradle Children Hospital Jaipur. We will limit the information we collect to what we need and use it only for those purposes.
We will obtain your consent if we wish to use your information for any other purpose.
You have the right to determine how your personal health information is used and disclosed. For most healthcare purposes, your consent is implied due to your consent to treatment. However, in all circumstances, express consent must be written.
- Limiting Collection
We collect information by fair and lawful means and collect only that information that may be necessary for purposes related to the provision of your medical care.
- Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
The information we request from you is used for the purposes defined. We will seek your consent before using the information for purposes beyond the scope of the posted Privacy Statement.
Under no circumstances do we sell patient lists or other personal information to third parties. Some types of disclosure of your personal health information may occur as part of this Practice fulfilling its routine obligations and/or practice management.
We will retain your information only for the time required for the purposes we describe, and once your personal information is no longer required, it will be destroyed. However, some information is kept longer due to our ongoing exposure to potential claims.
We endeavor to ensure that all decisions involving your personal information are based upon accurate and timely information. While we will do our best to base our decisions on accurate information, we rely on you to disclose all material information and to inform us of any relevant changes.
- Safeguards: Protecting Your Information
We protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. The Practice maintains personal information in a combination of paper and electronic files. Recent paper records concerning individuals’ personal information are stored in files kept onsite at our office. Older records may be stored securely offsite.
Access to personal information will be authorized only for the physicians and employees associated with the Practice and other agents who require access in the performance of their duties and to those otherwise authorized by law.
We will give them only the information necessary to perform the services they are engaged in and will require that they not store, use or disclose the information for purposes other than to carry out those services.
Our computer systems are password-secured and constructed so that only authorized individuals can access secure systems and databases. If you send us an e-mail message with personal information, such as your name in the “address”, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry.
Please remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, you should not send it electronically unless the e-mail is encrypted or your browser indicates the access is secure.
- Openness: Keeping You Informed
If you have any additional questions or concerns about privacy, we invite you to contact us by phone, and we will address your concerns to the best of our ability.
- Access and Correction
With limited exceptions, we will give you access to the information we retain about you within a reasonable time upon presentation of a written request and satisfactory identification.
We may charge you a fee for this service; if so, we will give you notice before processing your request. If you find errors of fact in your personal health information, please notify us as soon as possible and we will make the appropriate corrections. We are not required to correct information relating to clinical observations or opinions made in good faith.
You have a right to append a short statement of disagreement to your record if we refuse to make a requested change. If we deny your request for access to your personal information, we will advise you in writing of the reason for the refusal, and you may then challenge our decision.
- Challenging Compliance
Usually, an issue is resolved simply by telling us about it and discussing it. You can reach us at:
Dr. Sunil Garg, Director, Cradle Children Hospital Vaishali Nagar Jaipur
212, Neminagar Extension, Near Karni Palace Underpass, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur
Phone No. 0141-6761628, 2352692 | Mobile No. +91 9116104308
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