We may arrange to provide some services through contracts with business associates. On occasion, we may disclose your medical information to business associates acting on our behalf. If any medical information is disclosed, we will protect your information from further use and disclosure using confidentiality agreements.
Under certain circumstances, we may use and disclose medical information about you for research purposes. Before we use or disclose medical information about you, we will either remove information that personally identifies you or gain approval through a special approval process designed to protect the privacy of your medical information. In some circumstances, we may use your medical information to generate aggregate data (summarized data that does not identify you) to study outcomes, costs and provider profiles and to suggest benefit designs for your employer or health plan. These studies generate aggregate data that we may sell or disclose to other companies or organizations. Aggregate data does not personally identify you.
Coroners and Medical Examiners
We may disclose your medical information to a coroner or a medical examiner for the purpose of determining cause of death or other duties authorized by law.
Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
We may disclose your medical information to organizations involved in organ transplantation to facilitate donation and transplantation.
As Otherwise Required By Law
We will disclose medical information about you when required to do so by law. If the law within your jurisdiction offers you additional protections against improper use or disclosure of medical information, we will follow such laws to the extent they apply.
Other Uses and Disclosures
Other uses and disclosures of your medical information not listed in this statement will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke this authorization at any time unless we have taken action in reliance upon it.
Your Rights With Respect to Your Medical Information
You have the following rights regarding medical information we maintain about you:
Right to Inspect and Copy