This Joint Notice applies to the privacy practices of the Affiliated Entities and the entities participating in the Organized Health Care Arrangement described below for the sole purpose of complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), HIPAA Privacy Rules and with the Texas Medical Privacy Act, Tex Health & Safety Code § 181. These entities are viewed as participating in a joint arrangement for the sole purpose of using and disclosing your health information created within or received by any one or more Affiliated Entities for your treatment, entity payment and entity operations. These Affiliated Entities include:
- Memorial Hermann Hospital System
- Memorial Hermann Continuing Care Corporation
- Memorial Hermann Affiliated Services
- Memorial Hermann Physicians of Texas
- Memorial Hermann Ventures, Inc.
- Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers, Inc.
The Affiliated Entities and the Physicians and Allied Professionals who have privileges to practice at such entities participate in an Organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA) for the sole purpose of complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The entities participating in the OHCA may share your medical information with each other as necessary to carry out treatment, payment and health care operations as described in this Notice. This Notice does not apply to your information in the custody of or the information practices of your Physician or Allied Professional in his or her private office. For the purposes of complying with the Texas Medical Privacy Act, Tex Health & Safety Code, § 181, the following Memorial Hermann entities shall also be subject to the privacy practices described in this Notice.
- Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
- Memorial Hermann Foundation, and
- Memorial Hermann Professional Insurance Co. Ltd.