Our Commitment to Confidentiality
Rex Moulton-Barrett and his staff strive to handle your information responsibly and privately. To better protect your privacy, we provide this page explaining our website and office information practices and how any information you provide is collected, handled, and used. This notice applies to information submitted by users of the offices and website of Rex Moulton-Barrett, MD.
The Information We Collect
On some pages of www.moulton-barrett.com and you can use online forms to request information and services and appointments. The types of personal information collected from these pages are:
- Email address
- Physical or postal address
- Phone number
- Comments entered in message fields
How We Use Your Information
When you submit information about yourself in order to request services or information, we collect and use that information only to provide those services to you.
We will not provide to third-party sources the information you give us when you request services or information. To improve our site and services we collect non-identifying and aggregate information, such as the numbers of people who choose to utilize certain website features, but none of this information is personally identifiable.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. The same applies to supplied phone numbers, which remain private and confidential.
How To Use Our Website Content
The site Content (which includes any text, graphics images or other material contained, accessed or entered), on this website is for educational/informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for personal consultation, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by our plastic surgeons after first establishing a doctor-patient relationship. Communication between you and our surgeons or allied health care professionals via this website is for general informational purposes only and does not create nor is it intended to create a physician-patient relationship as defined by federal and state law. Your reliance on any information or Content provided on the website is solely at your own risk. Even after you establish a personal physician-patient relationship with our plastic surgeons, you should always seek the advice of your physician or health care professional for any questions you may have about your own medical conditions outside the scope of our plastic surgical expertise. Even within our plastic surgery scope of practice, second opinions are recommended.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, to prevent unauthorized access to that information, and to make sure that information is accurate and is used correctly.
Information you send to us is stored on a password-protected, firewalled server that utilizes Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption to prevent outside parties from accessing that information easily. However, communications through our Web site or via email are not encrypted and are not necessarily secure. Use of the Internet or email is for your convenience only, and by using them, you assume the risk of unauthorized use.
Our Patient Portal
Over the upcoming weeks our office will become chartless and all patient information will be stored on our server with a cloud based back up. The server is encoded to protect from spye-software, hacking and deletion. We will also provide individual patient information such as chart notes, operation records, and test/lab results to our individual patients in a private and secure fashion and with transparency to the patient using our own patient portal, which will require patient specific password and user name log ins.
General Information Regarding Patient Rights to Privacy
Our office carefully follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, Public Law 104-191. We also follow The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) of 2005 which as enacted in 2009. HIPAA, later modified to include health care providers who provide standard health care transactions electronically. This act and it’s subsequent modifications protect the privacy of individually with identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, which requires covered entities and business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety. PSQIA has 4 subparts: A-D all of which allow for reporting of safety issues while maintaining confidentiality and patient privacy.
How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us or call (510) 864-1800.