Privacy Policy

HIPPA Privacy Practices

Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to protecting the privacy of medical information, including health, treatment, or payment information, as required by federal and state laws. Our Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices explains how our patient’s health information may be used and disclosed to others, and how patients may obtain their own health information. The Notice applies to all of our hospitals, Meridian Home Care Services, Inc., Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Inc., and the independent members and independent health professional affiliates of the medical staffs of Hackensack Meridian Health.

Notice of HIPPA Privacy Practices

Aviso Sobre Las Prácticas de Pravacidad de La Hippa

Understanding Your Health Record/Information

Each time you visit or interact with a hospital, physician, or other health care provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as a:
  • Basis for planning your care and treatment
  • Means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care
  • Legal document describing the care you received
  • Means by which you or a third-party payer can verify that services billed were actually provided
  • A tool in educating health professionals
  • A source of data for medical research
  • A source of information for public health officials charged with improving the health of the nation
  • A source of data for facility planning and marketing
  • A tool with which we can assess and continually work to improve the care we render and the outcomes we achieve
Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to:
  • Ensure its accuracy
  • Better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information
  • Make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others