Notice of Privacy Practices


Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Columbia University participate in an Organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA). This allows us to share health information to carry out treatment, payment and joint health care operations relating to the OHCA, including integrated information system management, health information exchange, financial and billing services, insurance, quality improvement, and risk management activities. Organizations that will follow this notice include Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian sites, Columbia University and their entities.

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.

This page is intended as a summary of the Notice. Please review the remainder of the Notice for more details.

Location Services Privacy Policy

NYP Connect Location Services employs the use Global Position System (GPS) and Bluetooth technology to approximate your location.  Location Services and Bluetooth must be enabled on your device in order for this technology to be employed by NYP Connect.  You can enable or disable these services on your device at any time.

NYP Connect utilizes Location Services in order to provide the following experiences while at any of our New York Presbyterian facilities that support the technology:

Your Location Services information is anonymous to us, is not stored, is not used to track movement within our facilities, shared or sold in any way or fashion.  It is only utilized by NYP Connect with your permission and while at our facilities to render the listed services.  Location Services are only utilized whenever you reach the perimeter of our facilities, are within our facilities and not at any time outside of the perimeter of our facilities.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

Your Choices

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

Our Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities.

Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record

Ask us to correct your medical record

Request confidential communications

Ask us to limit what we use or share

Get a list of those with whom we've shared information

You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times and with whom we've shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask. We are not required to include disclosures for treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We'll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

Get a copy of this Privacy Notice

Choose someone to act for you

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated

Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will try to accommodate your requests where we can.

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

If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In these cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

In the case of marketing & fundraising:

Health Information Exchange:

Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following way.

Treat you
We can use your health information to treat you and share it with other professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor treating you asks another doctor about your overall health condition.

Run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

Bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.

How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways- usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: understanding/consumers/index.html.

Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

Do research
We can use or share your information for health research.

Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we're complying with federal privacy law.

Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations for organ, eye or tissue donation or transplantation.

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.

Address workers' compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order or in response to a subpoena if certain requirements are met.

Our Responsibilities

For more information see: HIPAA notice.

Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this Notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new Notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

Other Instructions for Notice

Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Columbia University cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo.

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Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Columbia University соблюдает применимое федеральное законодательство в области гражданских прав и не допускает дискриминации по признакам расы, цвета кожи, национальной принадлежности, возраста, инвалидности.

Effective Date: April 2, 2018