These terms and conditions constitute a binding agreement between you and Michigan State University HealthTeam ("we," "us," or "our").
The Patient Portal is an Internet service that allows our patients to: communicate with us; access their health records; request or reschedule appointments; view and update personal information; request prescriptions; receive test results; read patient educational material; view statements; pay bills; and access related services and content.
The Patient Portal is provided on behalf us and our physicians, employees, managers, officers, directors, agents, and representatives and powered by athenahealth, Inc. (all of the foregoing, collectively, the "Practice Entities"). The Practice Entities are intended third-party beneficiaries of this agreement and entitled to enforce all terms and conditions of this agreement.
By accessing or using the Patient Portal, you confirm that you agree to these terms and conditions. If you don't agree, don't use the Patient Portal. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you acknowledge that you are at least 18 years of age, or legally emancipated, and that you are requesting access to Patient Portal. You acknowledge that Patient Portal is offered as a courtesy to our patients and agree that we may limit or discontinue your use of Patient Portal at any time for any reason.
All content included in Patient Portal and on all of our, including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, button icons, images, artwork, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, and data ("Content"), in any form, are protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark law and conventions. The Content includes both Content owned or controlled by one or more of the Practice Entities, as well as Content owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to one or more of the Practice Entities, and no right, title, or interest is granted to you in or to any Content other than the right to use such content in connection with your use of Patient Portal. Reproduction of any Content, in whole or in part, by any means, is prohibited without our express written consent.
This website and Patient Portal contain links to websites operated by other parties. The Practice Entities do not sponsor, operate, control, or endorse any of these sites, nor the information, products, or services provided by third parties through the Internet, nor do the Practice Entities make any guarantee, warranty, or representation regarding the accuracy of the information contained on the websites. The Practice Entities have no control over the security or privacy practices of these external websites. Use of other sites is strictly at your own risk including, but not limited to, any risks associated with destructive viruses. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the terms and conditions of use and the privacy statements of the other websites.
This Patient Portal and all other sites hosted by any of the Practice Entities and the content contained herein and therein are provided by the Practice Entities on an "As Is" basis. THE PRACTICE ENTITIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF ITS SITES, OR THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES INCLUDED THEREIN. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PRACTICE ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND INFRINGEMENT.
By using our website (including, but not limited to, Patient Portal), you agree that the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms and conditions and any dispute that might arise between you and any of the Practice Entities. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with any of the Practice Entities resides in the courts of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in connection with any claim involving any of the Practice Entities. Use of our website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
You have the right to:
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
We may use and share your information as we:
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we've shared information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
In the case of fundraising:
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
Run our organization
Bill for your services
How else can we use or share your health information?
Help with public health and safety issues
Comply with the law
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
Address workers' compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request.
This Policy applies to information we collect through the Portal and how it is used.
Please note that while the Portal is powered by athenahealth, this Policy does not apply to other athenahealth platforms (e.g., athenaCollector, athenaClinicals, athenaCoordinator), other athenahealth product offerings (e.g., athenaText), or to our website, www.athenahealth.com. This Policy also does not apply to the data sharing and privacy practices of your provider. Additionally, this Policy does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or any third party, including our affiliates and subsidiaries.
Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions concerning the website. For technical issues with this website during normal business hours, please contact our office.