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This site and related services are provided subject to your agreement with the terms and conditions set forth below. Please read the following information carefully. Continued use of this site will indicate your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions, promptly exit this site.

Conditions

MyWellSpan is not to be used in an emergency or any urgent situation. The Message Center is for routine health related questions with doctors and offices where you already have a relationship. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

Based on your condition or question, you may need to schedule a visit to your doctor's office. Your doctor's office will determine this and notify you to schedule an appointment as appropriate.

Like a telephone call to the office, secure messages will be directed first to staff team members within your doctor's office. Staff from the office may also be responding to your secure message. Information provided by secure messaging will become part of your medical record.

While we make every effort to review your message in a timely manner, we cannot review any messages received after normal business hours, on holidays, or during weekends. It may take up to two business days for a doctor's office to answer a message sent through MyWellSpan. If it takes longer to research and provide the answer to your question, we will make every effort to keep you informed.

You are responsible for your own Username and Password and any information your print and download. If you share this information with other people, they will have access to your personal health information.
 
MyWellSpan is not guaranteed to be available; system and internet downtime may occur at any time.  MyWellSpan access may be disabled for any user at the discretion of WellSpan.
 
If a patient photo exists in the WellSpan electronic health record, the photo will be displayed in the profile section of the MyWellSpan account. If you choose to upload a replacement photo, you are responsible for the ownership of the photo. WellSpan is not responsible for copyright material, photos, logos, etc loaded by MyWellSpan users. Profile photos uploaded by MyWellSpan users to their MyWellSpan account do not transfer into the WellSpan electronic health record.
 
MyWellSpan accounts, and proxy relationships, are automatically disabled for the deceased.  Medical records for deceased loved ones can be obtained from the WellSpan Release of Information Department.

Proxy Access

You may request access to the MyWellSpan health information of your minor child, age 17 and under, adult for whom you act as caregiver or another adult.  To complete this request, visit the Family Access section of MyWellSpan. 

For child proxy requests, the parent/guardian must possess the legal right to access the child's medical information. 

For adult caregiver requests, proper legal documentation or a signed Adult Proxy Agreement Form must be on file in order to approve the proxy request. 

To request access for another adult MyWellSpan user to have access to your personal health information, you must know the other person’s last name, date of birth and phone number to generate an electronic invitation to that person.  If you invite another user, that user will have the same access to read the medical results and documents, current and future, that you are able to see.

Secure messages sent using the MyWellSpan message center are not shared. Your secure messages to providers are not available by your proxy and proxied users can send private secure messages about you that are not available to you. 

If you have access to a patient's protected health information through MyWellSpan, you are responsible for maintaining the privacy of the information.  You release WellSpan Health from all liability that may arise from granting you access to this information.  Proxy access can be revoked by either the patient (person granting access) or the adult proxy (person requesting access) by contacting the patient's provider office or managing it within the Family Access section of MyWellSpan.  Revocation does not apply to information disclosed prior to the revocation.  WellSpan Health reserves the right to deny or revoke proxy access at any time for any reason.

Disclaimer

The terms and conditions of this disclaimer and agreement may change from time to time. Any revised Privacy or Security Statement will apply both to information we already have about you at the time of the change and any personal information created or received after the change takes effect. Your use of the site signifies your agreement to these terms and conditions.

The health-related information and resources available through this site are NOT intended to be used for or replace the advice of your doctor, your current medical diagnosis, or your current treatment. As always, seek advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before starting new treatment, modifying your current treatment, or when you have questions regarding a medical condition or disease. The information provided by WellSpan is intended to help you and others make better healthcare decisions and take greater responsibility for your own health.

Privacy and Security 

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Please review the WellSpan Privacy Policy for a thorough description of how we gather, use, and protect your personal information.
 
We want your personal information to remain as secure as possible. We use encryption practices to help ensure the integrity and privacy of the personal information you provide to us. As an added security precaution, all personal information is kept on servers with firewalls that meet or exceed industry standards to prevent intruders from gaining access.
 
Although we make every reasonable effort to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information via the Internet and that hackers or thieves do find ways to thwart security systems.
 
Data Collected Online
 
Personal Information: We ask you for information that personally identifies you to help protect your information if your username or password is comprimised. In that event we would use this information to personally identify you and verify your login access. You may access this information and make modifications at any time via the Patient Portal preferences page. This personal information includes email address, home phone and/or cell phone.
 
Cookies: A cookie is a small text file containing information that a web site transfers to your computer. When a user successfully logs in with the Remember Me option checked, a cookie is issued. This provides you with the convenience of quick account access on your private computer while still providing an extra layer of security during public access.

When you visit the site, we passively collect information that has no personal reference to or connection with you (impersonal information). By itself, this information does not identify you but still provides an extra layer of security. This may include the following: The browser application and version you used to come to the site, your computer's operating system and version, your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet) and your location (latitude/longitude).

Restrictions on Use and Ownership 

All pages within this Web site and any material made available for download (collectively referred to as "the Site") are the property of WellSpan Health and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. The content on the Site is provided for informational purposes only. The trademarks, copyrights, names, logos and servicemarks (collectively "trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and/or protected trademarks of WellSpan and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of WellSpan. The content, documents, forms, photographs, images and illustrations, podcasts, videos, audio, blogs and user comments on this site are the property of WellSpan or their respective owners. Any reproduction or redistribution of this material beyond personal use is prohibited without the express written consent of WellSpan. WellSpan hereby grants you a nonexclusive license to use the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use and not to use the Site to obtain materials or data for any other purpose. As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to WellSpan that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates. Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by WellSpan.

Threats, attempts, or actions to modify this system, deny access to the system, gain unauthorized access to data, breach system security or otherwise damage the system or data contained within is strictly prohibited. These actions may result in criminal, civil, or administrative penalties resulting from violations of State or Federal Laws including, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. 1030 (Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers) and 18 U.S.C. 2701 (Unlawful Access to Stored Communications). 

Last update: June 2017

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