By using the UP Services or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of this website.
Unified Practice, Inc. (“UP”) is a fully-integrated Practice Management and Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) application specifically designed to support the needs of health and wellness practices who are our clients. Practitioners purchase access to the cloud-based software as a service (“SAAS”) in order to take detailed medical charts and patient notes and streamline their medical practice management including: scheduling; patient forms and notices; billing management; inventory management; medical reference data and materials; and writing herb and supplement scripts for their patients. UP acts as a service provider and does not own or control the information that is submitted to us. The information that is submitted through UP will be held subject to the requirements specified by our clients and applicable law, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).
Some of our users, including health Providers, are subject to laws and regulations governing the use and disclosure of health information they create or receive. Included among them is the 21st Century Cures Act, HIPAA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health of 2009 (“HITECH”), and the regulations adopted thereunder. When we store, process or transmit “individually identifiable health information” (as such term is defined by HIPAA) on behalf of the health Provider, we do so as its “business associate” (as also defined by HIPAA). Under this business associate agreement, UP is prohibited from using individually identifiable health information in a manner that the provider itself may not. UP is required to, among other things, apply reasonable and appropriate measures to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of individually identifiable health information we store and process on behalf of such providers. UP is subject to laws and regulations governing the use and information of certain personal and health information, including HIPAA, when it operates as a business associate of a healthcare provider.
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The information that we collect and store relating to You is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to You in the best possible manner. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:
UP’s collection, use, and disclosure of information are generally governed by participation agreements with Providers. We keep your information while you or your Provider has an account with us and we are providing products and/or services to you. Information maintained to provide these services to you is retained only for as long as we have a valid business purpose or required by law. When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information we will delete or anonymize it.
Where Your Personal Information is Held. UP products and services are intended for use solely within the United States. Information may be held at our offices and those of our third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents. Some of these third parties may be based outside the United States.
Where applicable, we may disclose Your personal information to any affiliated business entities to provide products and services to You or with service providers that assist with your service (like hosting companies).
We may also disclose Your personal information to third parties:
By accessing other third party websites through this Site or our software application, You are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them. Our contracts with these third parties state that they are not to disclose your information, use it for any purpose other than to assist us in fulfilling your instructions, or retain it after they have completed their use of it. If you do not wish your information to be disclosed to any, some, or all of these third parties, you should not use our website for the services which it or they provide.
Our Calendar integration is used to sync appointment information from the UP system to Your Google Calendar. When you choose to enable calendar sync we will take that as your permission for us to share with Google whatever information you have given us that is needed for that service. UP uses Google user data to view Your calendar list, store the selected calendar identifier, and creating, editing, deleting events in the selected calendar.. The Google Calendar integration is a one-way sync that only allows us to add, edit and delete events that were created by UP. Events YOU created outside of UP are not being viewed or accessed. When creating an event we do not share PHI with Google, therefore you will not see your clients name, email, or any other PII details about the appointments in your calendar. UP doesn’t share Google user data with others. Our application does not share your health information with Google Calendar.
We have put in place commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Site.
We believe that your information should be protected, and for that purpose we use various tools (usernames, passwords, encryption, physical security, etc.) to protect it against unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. Nevertheless, unauthorized interception of transmissions of your information, or unauthorized access to your information in storage is possible. Therefore, although we strive to protect your privacy, we cannot promise, nor should you expect, that your personal information will invariably remain private.
Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our Site, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at Your own risk.
In addition, healthcare providers with whom you connect may use a variety of physical, administrative, and technical measures to protect your personal information.
By submitting a telephone number to UP you agree that a representative of UP can contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message. Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our products and/or services.
We will send you, when necessary, service-related communications (example: temporary suspension of service for maintenance). You may not opt out of these communications.
Electronic Notices. By using the UP SAAS or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the UP. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the UP site or sending a text or email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please contact us using the contact information below.
Effective Date: August 2020