Information about your medical history and your health is exactly that: your information.
Rice County District Hospital is committed to protecting your personal privacy to the best of our ability. Medical Records are kept in accordance with the State of Kansas recognized standards. The main purpose for keeping records is for continuity of care for the patient. The medical record provides a concise history of a person’s healthcare.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) established national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. Rice County District Hospital insists on strict adherence to HIPPA policy by all of our employees. The hospital has a Privacy Oversight Committee which meets quarterly and can meet anytime, if needed. Privacy incidents are reviewed and forwarded to Risk Management for their final determination. Policies and procedures are in place to guide RCDH in the enforcement of HIPAA.
Medical Records Office
“Your information is personal and our department is dedicated to ensure its accuracy and accessibility. We take our role in your healthcare seriously.”
– Pam Suhler, Director of Health Information Management and Privacy Officer