We will not obtain personal identification information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.
While our Network will make every attempt to protect the personal information you may share with us, electronic mail is not secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive, or includes identifiers such as your Social Security number or medical history you may want to consider sending by another means; such as via US postal services.
The personal information you send may be shared with appropriate others with your consent only. Otherwise it will be held in strictest confidence for your protection.
Your personal information will be used only for such purposes as described by you and only at the point of request or collection.
This policy may be revised as needed, updates will be posted here.
Network of New England, as an organization working on behalf of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) must safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at all times. The disclosure or misuse of PII or PHI can cause irreparable damage to individuals whose personal records are at stake.
- Network of New England must follow CMS’s “QualityNet System Security Policy”. Based on this policy, confidential information can never be disseminated to unauthorized sources. This includes the transmission of documents containing clinical, survey, project data, or financial information.
- Sensitive/protected data can only be delivered personally, via fax, secure media transfer or through Secure File transfer methods such as Qualitynet.
- PHI or PII data can never be sent to or received by anyone at any time in an e-mail. When any e-mail containing PHI or PII is received or sent, it has to be immediately reported to CMS by Network of New England as a suspected security breach.
- PHI or PII sent via United States Postal Service certified mail that is not received by the intended recipient has to be reported to CMS by Network of New England as a suspected security breach.
- PHI or PII sent via Fax that is not received by the intended recipient has to be reported to CMS by Network of New England as a suspected security breach.
Ref: CMS Information Systems Security Policy