To take advantage of some features of our Website technology, we may need to collect protected health information (PHI) from you. To comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, more commonly known as HIPAA, we will treat your PHI as confidential information and not disclose it to anyone other than as necessary to provide you with products and services.
We may at times create a case report (a non-personal summary of your PHI) to be shared with healthcare professionals for medical education purposes. If we create a case report, we will strictly follow HIPAA regulations, which require us to either 1) get a prior signed authorization from you or 2) to make sure what is included in the case report does not contain any of the 18 health information identifiers noted in HIPAA regulations. A prior signed authorization from you is not required if none of the 18 identifiers, as listed and described below are used in the case report.
These identifiers include: