Releasing Patient Information
Jupiter Medical Center follows the American Hospital Association's guidelines for the release of patient information. These guidelines are necessary to protect the confidentiality of our patients, which is always our primary concern. We will always do our best to fulfill media requests.
When contacting us about a patient's condition, media representatives must have the patient's full name (no nicknames).
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we can only provide a one-word patient condition. Following are the patient conditions we provide, and definitions, as stated by the American Hospital Association:
Definitions of Patient Conditions
As more health information is stored and transferred electronically, Congress recognized the need to develop national patient privacy standards and enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The privacy standards went into effect April 14, 2003.
HIPAA mandates that all healthcare providers, such as Jupiter Medical Center, adopt standards related to the protection and security of identifiable health information.
For more information about Jupiter Medical Center's privacy policies and HIPAA regulations, contact:
Nancy Blaszkowski, Privacy Officer
Jupiter Medical Center
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy
Jupiter, FL 33458