HIPAA and Patient Privacy

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is committed to providing exceptional health care services to the communities that we serve. Each employee, volunteer, student, business associate or any other person acting under the authority of our covered entity has an obligation to uphold our high ethical standards and to comply with all federal and state regulations. We are dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of your Protected Health Information (PHI) by following the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The law defines boundaries and is designed to provide patients with specific rights and protections surrounding their PHI. Patients have the right to:

  • Request to access their PHI
  • Request an amendment or correction to their PHI
  • Request the restriction or limit the use of their PHI
  • Refuse to be contacted for fund-raising activities
  • Request to keep their name off of the patient directory

Protecting your Privacy

Whether you are visiting a clinic, emergency room or hospital location, know that we are working hard to preserve the security and privacy of your confidential information. We have physical and electronic safeguards in place to protect your information, and are continually implementing new technologies in order to maintain the high level of care and service that our patients expect and deserve.

Contact Information and Related Resources

The Corporate Compliance Department is here to help when you have a privacy related question or concern. Please feel free to contact the Froedtert Health Compliance Department at (414) 259-0220.

Visit the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights on Health Information Privacy for Consumers.

See more information on sharing health information with family members and friends from the Office for Civil Rights.

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