P4 represents a progressive pathway in healthcare focused on predictive, preventative, personalized and participatory medical practice, beyond diagnosing and treating disease.
P4 Clinical will collect information that identifies you online only when you voluntarily provide it to us through our site.
We may use your personal information within P4 Clinical to provide you with the services you request, to assist with your questions about our services or billing and to process or collect payments.
We will not give, sell, or otherwise disclose any personal information to any third party, unless you have authorized us to do so, we are legally required to do so, or it is necessary to do so in order to protect and defend the rights or property of this web site.
It is our policy to protect your account information against unauthorized access or release. Please exercise caution when sending sensitive information via e-mail, as e-mail messages do not have the security features that are built into our website.
In addition, we have procedures that limit P4 Clinical’ employees and contractors’ access to personal information. Only those employees and contractors with a business reason to know have access to such information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy through standard operating procedures, mandatory training programs, and internal policies on data privacy. We take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee privacy responsibilities.
By using our web site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information as described in this policy.
Effective: April 14, 2011
Revised: April 14, 2011
Please Review This NoticeWe urge you to read this Notice of Privacy Practices carefully so that you understand our commitment to the privacy of your health information. Should you have any questions about this Notice or our privacy practices, please call us at 201-525-1000 or write to us at the following address:
P4 Clinical and its employees are committed to obtaining, maintaining, using and disclosing patient protected health information (PHI) in a manner that protects patient privacy. We will only use or disclose the minimum amount of your PHI we consider necessary to perform a job or complete an activity. This Notice applies to all PHI that we maintain.
P4 Clinical is required by law to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices with respect to PHI, to maintain the privacy of PHI, to state the uses and disclosures of PHI that P4 Clinical may make, and to list the rights of individuals and our legal duties with respect to their PHI. Your PHI at P4 Clinical includes personal and medical information (such as your name, address, date of birth, test ordered, etc.) that we obtain from you, your physician, health plan, or other sources. Your PHI also includes the laboratory testing results that we create.
As permitted under HIPAA, the following categories explain the types of uses and disclosures of PHI that P4 Clinical may make. Not every use or disclosure is listed; however, all of the ways we use or disclose your PHI will fall into one of the categories listed below.
If we wanted to use or disclose your PHI for other purposes, we would have to obtain your written authorization. We do not need your authorization or permission to use or disclose your PHI for the following purposes:
Treatment: As a health care provider that provides laboratory testing for ordering physicians, P4 Clinical uses your PHI as part of our testing process and discloses your PHI to physicians and other authorized health care professionals who need access to your laboratory results to treat you.
Payment: We may use your PHI to bill and collect payment for lab services.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose your PHI in the course of activities necessary to support our health care operations, such as performing quality checks on our testing.
Business Associates: P4 Clinical may disclose your PHI to other companies or individuals in order to provide specific services to P4 Clinical. These entities, known as "business associates," must maintain the privacy and security of the PHI.
As Permitted or Required by Law: We may use or disclose your PHI for various purposes that are authorized by federal or state law.
Public Health: We may disclose your PHI when reporting communicable disease results to public health departments as required by law or for FDA reporting purposes.
Public Safety: When certain conditions apply, we may use or disclose PHI to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public.
To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety: We may use or disclose your PHI when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or that of another person or the general public.
Health Oversight: We may disclose your PHI in connection with governmental oversight, licensure, auditing, and other purposes.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: We may disclose your PHI as required to comply with court orders, discovery requests or other legal process in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding.
Law Enforcement: We may also disclose PHI for law enforcement purposes. For example, we may be required to release PHI as required by law or in compliance with a court order, judicial subpoena, court-ordered warrant, grand jury subpoena, administrative request, investigative demand or similar legal process, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order of protection for the requested information. We may release PHI for other law enforcement purposes, such as to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person.
Specialized Government Functions: In certain situations, we may disclose your PHI for military and veterans activities, national security or intelligence purposes, or to correctional institutions, or to law enforcement officials having custody of an inmate.
Workers Compensation: We may disclose your PHI as necessary to comply with requirements of workers' compensation or similar programs that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness without regard to fault.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you have the right to register a complaint with P4 Clinical or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. P4 Clinical will not retaliate against any individual for filing a complaint. You may file a complaint by calling us at 201-525-1000, or by writing to us at: