Joint Notice of Privacy Practices

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

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HHC Joint Notice of Privacy Practices - Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
  • Ask us to correct your paper or electronic medical record
  • Request confidential communication
  • Ask us to limit the information we share
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of this privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

HHC Joint Notice of Privacy Practices - Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us how to:

  • Tell family, close friends, or others involved in your care about your condition
  • Share information in a disaster relief situation
  • Include your information in a hospital directory

Except as permitted or required by law, in these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  • Most marketing purposes
  • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes, specialized substance abuse program records, and HIV-related testing and treatment
  • We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again

HHC Joint Notice of Privacy Practices - Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

  • Treat you
  • Run our organization
  • Bill for your services
  • Help with public health and safety issues
  • Do research
  • Comply with the law
  • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

Health Information Exchange

Hartford HealthCare Member Organizations currently participate in health information exchanges (HIE’s), which ultimately help enhance the quality of your care.

The goal of the HIE’s is to help participating physicians and providers give better, more efficient care to their patients by the sharing of health information across secure systems. This means that wherever a patient goes, the patient’s health information may be available to all doctors who use the HIE’s, which helps to provide safer, more coordinated patient care.

You may opt out of the Health Information Exchange by doing one of the following:

  1. We have chosen to participate in the statewide health information exchange, Connie. As permitted by law, your health information will be shared with this exchange in order to provide faster access, better coordination of care and assist providers and public health officials in making more informed decisions. You may opt-out and disable access to your health information available through Connie by calling 1.866.987.5514 or completing and submitting an Opt-Out form to Connie by mail, fax, or through their website at Public health reporting and Controlled Dangerous Substances information, as part of the Connecticut Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), will still be available to providers.
  2. We also participate in CTHealthLink, another secure, electronic HIE. If you do not want your health information shared and used through CTHealthLink, please go to the following website CTHealthLink - Patient Opt-Out and complete and submit the opt-out form.
  3. Care Everywhere is a part of Hartford HealthCare’s Electronic Health Record (EHR). It has exchange capability with organizations and providers who participate. As permitted by law, your health information will be shared with other providers and organizations across the country. You may opt-out and disable access to your health information available through Care Everywhere by calling the Hartford HealthCare Office of Compliance and Integrity at 860.972.1573.

This Joint Notice of Privacy Practices applies to Hartford HealthCare Member Organizations

The following covered entities and their respective medical staff are part of an Organized Health Care Arrangement. If you have a question about this Notice, would like to exercise your privacy rights, or if you feel that your privacy rights have been violated, you may contact the appropriate HHC Member Organizations using the information provided below:

  • Hartford HealthCare
    Privacy Officer
    80 Seymour Street
    Hartford, CT 06102
    Phone: 860.972.1573

  • Hartford HealthCare Senior Services
    (Southington Care Center, The Jerome Home, The Orchards at Southington)
    45 Meriden Avenue
    Southington, CT 06489

  • Hartford HealthCare at Home
    FKA VNA HealthCare/VNA East
    1290 Silas Deane Hwy
    Wethersfield, CT 06109

  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
    1290 Silas Deane Highway, Second Fl.
    Wethersfield, CT 06109

  • Hartford Hospital,
    Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network,
    Institute of Living,
    Jefferson House,
    Cedar Mountain Commons
    80 Seymour Street
    Hartford, CT 06102

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
    540 Litchfield St.
    Torrington, CT 06790

  • MidState Medical Center
    435 Lewis Avenue
    Meriden, CT 06451
    860.224.5900, Ext. 2620

  • Natchaug Hospital
    189 Storrs Road
    Mansfield Center, CT 06250
    860.456.1311, Ext. 0

  • Rushford Center
    883 Paddock Avenue
    Meriden, CT 06450

  • SVMC Holdings, Inc.
    dba St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    2800 Main St.
    Bridgeport, CT 06606

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
    100 Grand Street
    New Britain, CT 06050
    860.224.5900, Ext. 2620

  • The William W. Backus Hospital
    326 Washington Street
    Norwich, CT 06360

  • Windham Hospital
    112 Mansfield Avenue
    Willimantic, CT 06226

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