Laso Health Information Authorization
Effective Date: January 27, 2020
Last Updated: January 27, 2020
Laso Health connects patients with healthcare providers and assists in locating Healthcare Providers that offer private pay services and scheduling your appointments with the Healthcare Provider of your choice. In order to provide its services, Laso Health requires certain background and health information from you, and Laso Health needs your permission to use and disclose that information to healthcare providers. Your health information is private and is not required to be shared, but Laso Health cannot provide effective services if you do not share your health information. If you decide to communicate your information to or share your health information with Laso Health, it will be protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), because Laso Health has contracted with Healthcare Providers as a “business associate” and must maintain the privacy and security of your health information. Under HIPAA, your health information is known as “protected health information” or “PHI.”
- Privacy and Security Safeguards for Protected Health Information
To ensure privacy and security, HIPAA limits the uses and disclosures of PHI by Healthcare Providers and by health plans (“covered entities”) as well as entities such as Laso Health that provide certain types of services to covered entities. Except in certain circumstances, your written authorization is required before Laso Health may disclose your PHI to a third party. By using Laso Health’s services, however, your PHI may be shared, without further authorization, with the covered entities and business associates with which Laso Health has entered into “business associate agreements.” In the event you authorize disclosure to any other third parties, your PHI may no longer be protected by HIPAA by the recipient. Healthcare Providers may not condition their provision of care on your signing this Authorization.
- Your Authorization
- Scheduling appointments with healthcare professionals;
- Optimizing your Laso Health user experience;
- Receiving appointment alerts and reminders;
- Describing health education topics and information about services, products, or resources that may be of interest to you; and
These uses and/or disclosures will be considered to be made at your request.
This Authorization also gives Laso Health permission, on its own behalf and not in the context of being a business associate, to use your PHI for the purposes of marketing various healthcare services and products of third parties to you. Laso Health may receive financial remuneration from such third parties for its marketing activities, but it will not sell or otherwise share your PHI with such third parties, although de-identified aggregated data may be shared or sold.
- Expiration and Revocation of Authorization
By creating an account, or accessing the App or Site, you authorize the use and/or disclosure of your PHI as described above. You acknowledge that when your PHI is disclosed to people or entities that are not required to abide by federal or state medical privacy laws, those people or entities may re-disclose your information to others and use your information without being subject to penalties under those laws.
For updates to the Authorization, please re-visit the Information Authorization page prior to using the App, Site or Services, as the we may change the terms of the Authorization from time to time at our sole discretion. If you do not wish to provide us with the Authorization, you are not permitted to create an account, or use the App, Site or Services provided by Laso Health.