The Health Information Management Department at Springfield Clinic is responsible for the documents and records related to the Clinic's patients. We welcome the opportunity to assist patients and attorneys with accessing forms, requesting a change to their medical record and to review health/billing records.
There are many other issues relating to the release of medical information. Often release of information is granted by the patient to insurance companies when applying for new policies or coverage. Other providers may need your information if you move out of the area. Attorneys may request information for legal matters.
The HIM Department also has important roles internally to work with the various medical departments in addressing patient confidentiality. These may include: record requests, transfer of records, disability forms, subpoenas, insurance applications and other requests. Training is a high priority within Springfield Clinic to ensure that employees are knowledgeable and in compliance with federal and state regulations.
There are four organizational silos or areas of control: