Overlake Medical Center is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide you with a notice of its legal duties and privacy practices, and to follow the information practices that are described in this notice.
This notice applies to all health information and health records generated by the health care professionals, employees, contract staff, students and volunteers at Overlake.
This notice explains how your health information may be used and/or disclosed and also describes the rights you have concerning your own medical information. Your health information will not be used or disclosed except as indicated in this notice.
You have a right to request and receive a paper copy of this notice. Please review it carefully and let us know if you have questions.
Organized Health Care Arrangement
Overlake Hospital Medical Center (“OHMC”) is part of an organized health care arrangement (“OHCA”) under HIPAA with participating providers of the Puget Sound High Value Network. As participants in the OHCA, OHMC and the OHCA participants engage in quality assessment and improvement activities through which treatment provided by each organization is assessed by the other participants. As permitted by HIPAA, OHMC may share the health information of its patients with the OHCA participants when necessary for health care operations purposes of the OHCA