Protecting your confidentiality
MIT Medical treats all health information confidentially and protects your records to the fullest extent permissible by law. MIT Medical employees agree in writing to uphold our privacy practices, and violations are grounds for disciplinary action. Trust is a critical component of how we work and what we do.
Your records: Safeguarded by law
The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Massachusetts law require the protection of your medical information. This includes any information that could be used to identify you or that relates to your health condition, healthcare, or payment for healthcare.
- law enforcement purposes
- the event of your death
- tracking diseases
- national security purposes
- sending you appointment reminders
- obtaining payment for your care.
For more information about routine and non-routine uses and disclosures of your health information, see MIT Medical’s Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF).
MIT Medical participates in two HIPAA-compliant nationwide health-information networks: CommonWell Health Alliance and Surescripts. These networks allow participating providers to access your records in a HIPAA-compliant way in case you need to receive care when you are away from MIT Medical. To opt out of these services, download the following form and return it to the address listed on the form.
If you are an MIT student, you are not considered to be a minor, regardless of your age. This means we cannot share share information about your medical care with parents or other family members unless you want them to be involved, or unless they need to be involved, such as in the case of a life-threatening medical condition or a condition that renders you unable to make decisions about your own healthcare.
We encourage you to review our privacy practices for both MIT Medical and our health plans.
- Notice of Privacy Practices for MIT Medical (PDF)
- Notice of Privacy Practices for the MIT Traditional Health Plan, MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan, and MIT Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (PDF)
If you have questions or concerns, please contact one of our privacy officers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call:
Sharon Casey, privacy officer, MIT Health Plans, 617-253-1616