Order #4690

Order #4689 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4689

Order #4688 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4688

BEAM Coordinator - Volunteer Services (4201) - Bellin Health Care Systems

BEAM Coordinator - Volunteer Services (4201)

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri - Bellin Health Care Systems

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri

Please join us for the 26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri
September 24 - 27, 2015 | Sturgeon Bay, WI

Purpose
This conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice.

Intended Audience
This conference is designed for clinicians interested in expanding their knowledge and improving their practice in primary care including family medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, and other health care providers.

Objectives

  1. Integrate current trends in preventive health care into patient care strategies.
  2. Analyze the clinical presentation of the common disorders seen in the primary care and identify the role of primary care in the management of these common problems.
  3. Review the history, science and evidence of commonly encountered therapeutic areas.
  4. Describe the correlating factors that lead to physician burnout and how physicians can achieve a better work life balance.

Accreditation
Bellin Health Systems, Inc. is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation
Bellin Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Other Health Care Professionals
Physician Assistants, Nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Site and Accommodations
Join Bellin Health and ThedaCare for a rewarding weekend of professional development. Receive information on recent advancements and evidence-based practice, with an emphasis on practical and useful information in primary care medicine from nationally recognized speakers and enjoy engaging social events in beautiful Door County.

Stone Harbor
107 North First Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(877) 746-0700
stoneharbor-resort.com

A limited number of rooms have been reserved. Mention that you are attending the Family Medicine Potpourri to receive special pricing. Special pricing ends August 23, 2015.

Download the complete brochure here, which includes a Schedule of Events, Conference Speakers and much more! 

Register online for this event here

2015 Sleep Medicine Conference - Bellin Health Care Systems

2015 Sleep Medicine Conference

Please join us at the Lambeau Field Atrium for a day of networking opportunities and captivating speakers. The topics will include up-to-date technology and evidence-based approaches to sleep medicine.

Date: November 5, 2015

Time: Check in from 7:30 – 8:00 am
Speakers from 8:00am – 3:45 pm

Price:
$130 for registration received by October 18, 2015
$150 for registration received October 19-31, 2015

Register online here

Pain Management Nursing Certification Preparation Course - Bellin Health Care Systems

Pain Management Nursing Certification Preparation Course

Presented by American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) Master Faculty.

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015
Registration: 7:30 - 8am

Topics

Certification Review Course

8am - 5:15pm
The ASPMN Pain Management Nursing Certification couse is preparation for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's pain management certification exam.

Course Fee: $100

Location

Bellin College
3201 Eaton Road, Green Bay, WI 54311
Parking on site
Lodging available close to college.

Presenters

Education Credit

Contact Hours: 7.5
This continuing nursing education was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.
It has been assigned ONA#17965
Approval valid through 3/1/2017

Questions? Contact Sharon Gerrits, MSN, RN-BC
sharon.gerrits@bellin.org
(920) 433-3566

Download the flyer here

Register online here

31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference - Bellin Health Care Systems

31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference

Join us for the 31st Annual Cardiovascular Conference.

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Place: St. Norbert College
Bemis Conference Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI

Event Description: This seminar is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals with roles in the diagnosis, assessment, understanding, and management of heart disease.

Contact:
Kerry Winkler
kkwink@bellin.org
(920) 433-7859

Fees:
Physician Early Bird: $100 by March 15
Physician Registration: $150 after March 15
Non-Physician: $50 [Enter coupon code "cardio50" to receive a non-physician discount].

Registration: To register online please click here

*Course Materials will be made available online one week prior to the conference. To view course materials, go to www.bellin.org/cardiologyconference. A password to view the course materials will be provided to you after you register, with your order confirmation email.
 

2015 Nursing Conference - Bellin Health Care Systems

2015 Nursing Conference

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Location: Rock Garden Conference Center
1951Bond Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 497-4701

Overall Objective: The learner will be able to identify strategies to enhance their personal health and wellness which will have a positive impact on the patient experience.

Intended Audience: Nurses with direct patient care roles. Others are welcome to attend.

Nursing Contact Hours: Bellin Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.0 contact hours will be awarded.

Participant must attend the entire conference and complete an evaluation form. No partial credit awarded.

Download the brochure for more information.

Contact: For more information or special requests, contact Sharon Gerrits at sagerr@bellin.org or (920) 433-3566.

Lodging:
Comfort Suites
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 499-7449

Conference rate: $85.99 for one or two guests. A block of rooms will be held until February 10, 2015. Please call the Comfort Suites directly for room reservations. (920) 499-7449. Ask for “Bellin Nursing Conference” block of rooms. Directions to Comfort Suites can be found on their website: www.comfortsuitesgb.com.

Online Registration: Click here to register online.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR And AED Training - Bellin Health Care Systems

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR And AED Training

Course Covers:
Adult, Child, Infant CPR, AED and Choking

Dates:
Please contact Bette Briar-Tilot for class dates and time:

Bette Briar-Tilot
920-433-7930
blbria@bellin.org

Location:
Bellin Hospital, 8th Floor 
Underwood Education/Conference Room

Cost:
$20.00 per person

Time:
8 am – 11 am

Cost Includes:
Certification Card

Extra Cost:
$14.50 per book

Minimum per class: 4
Maximum per class: 8

For questions, please contact:
Bette Briar-Tilot
920-433-7930
blbria@bellin.org

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - BMG Float Pool (3300) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - BMG Float Pool (3300)

Strain-Counterstrain-III Cranial & Advanced Techniques - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain-III Cranial & Advanced Techniques

Date: October 22-23, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri - Bellin Health Care Systems

26th Annual Family Medicine Potpourri

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: TBD, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling (888) 709-7096.

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management - Bellin Health Care Systems

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management

Date: October 1, 2016.  Exact times TBD
Cost: $199
Speaker: Brent Batzka, Certified Prosthetist
Contact Hours: Approximately 8
Open to: PT, PTA, nursing

This course is currently in development. If you would like to receive more information including course description, contact hours, and dates, please contact Heidi Johnson at Heidi.johnson@bellin.org or call (920) 430-4750 ext. 4425. You will be provided these details once they become available.

To register online, click here.

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot - Bellin Health Care Systems

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot

Date: April 23-24, 2016, registration 7:30-8 a.m., course 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., each day
Cost: $395
Speaker: Mark Cornwall, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Contact Hours: Approximately 15
Open to: PT, PTA, AT

Description: This course will explore the theory and techniques necessary to understand foot articular anatomy and functional anatomy of the foot during locomotion. The latest research evidence concerning the functioning of the foot and ankle during dynamic movement will be presented. Using the most recent concepts and evidence, a physical therapy examination of the foot as it relates to lower extremity dysfunction from overuse will be presented. The functional anatomy, normal mechanics during walking, clinical examination techniques as well as assessment and management principles for common foot disorders will be discussed. A review of the principles of foot orthotic prescription will be provided as well as the evidence to support the use of both pre-fabricated and custom foot orthoses. The use of the “treatment direction test” will be presented as a tool to determine if foot orthoses are indicated, as well as to guide the orthotic prescription. The use of footwear as a physical therapy intervention for foot problems will be discussed.  Clinical management tech¬niques will focus on adhesive strapping, footwear fit, and the modification of pre-molded foot orthoses.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the significant anatomical and articular structure of the foot and ankle.
  2. Describe the joint mechanics required in the foot and ankle during walking.
  3. Describe the typical pattern of rearfoot and midfoot motion during walking.
  4. Discuss the factors in the foot, ankle, and lower extremity responsible for causing or contributing to abnormal mechanical function of the foot.
  5. Perform a thorough static and dynamic physical examination of the foot and ankle.
  6. Use adhesive strapping as a “treatment direction test” to determine if foot orthoses are indicated.
  7. Describe three features that are used to provide motion control in athletic shoes.
  8. List and describe the functions of a foot orthoses.
  9. Define the role of footwear and foot orthoses as part of a physical therapy intervention.
  10. Describe the use of pre-molded foot orthoses and the type of modifications possible when using them as part of a physical therapy management program.
  11. Describe the use of adhesive strapping as a "treatment direction test" to determine if foot orthoses are indicated.
  12. Discuss the evidence that supports the use of foot orthoses in the treatment of overuse musculoskeletal conditions.

Outline

Day 1:
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.: Introduction
8:15 – 9:45 a.m.: Functional Anatomy of the Foot & Ankle
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.: BREAK
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Movement of the Foot during Walking
11:00 a.m. - Noon: Physical Therapy Examination of the Foot & Ankle
Noon – 1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Physical Examination Procedures for the Foot & Ankle
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: BREAK
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Physical Examination (lab session) – shorts required

Day 2:

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Footwear: Design, Prescription & Fit
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.: Treatment Direction Test
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: BREAK
10:30 a.m. – Noon: Taping (lab session)
Noon – 1:00 p.m.: LUNCH
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.: Foot Orthoses: Design. Prescription, & Effectiveness
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.: BREAK
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: Using Pre-fabricated Foot Orthoses
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Pre-fabricated Foot Orthoses Fitting Demonstration
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Question and Answer Period

Speaker Biography: Mark Cornwall, PT, PhD, FAPTA, received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1977. He then practiced as a physical therapist for several years before returning to school to receive a Master of Science degree in Biomechanics from the University of North Carolina in 1981 and then a PhD in Biomechanics from Indiana University in 1986.  His research activities have been primarily in the foot, especially the kinematics of the normal foot during walking.  For the past eighteen years, Dr. Cornwall has been director of the Laboratory for Foot and Ankle Research at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Cornwall has published over 90 research articles or book chapters dealing with the function, evaluation, or treatment of the foot and ankle. In addition, he has lectured or presented his research throughout the United States, in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, and Great Britain. He is currently a Professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University where he teaches anatomy, patient evaluation, as well as lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics.

To register online, click here.

Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine - Bellin Health Care Systems

Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

Date: April 16-17, 2016, registration 7:30-8 a.m., course 8a.m. – 5 p.m., each day
Cost: $395
Speaker: Timothy Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Contact Hours: Approximately 15
Open to: PT

Description: All clinicians are faced with the conflict of rapidly emerging evidence and the push to be more efficient in patients per man-hour resulting from the decreasing reimbursement seen across the spectrum of insurance coverage. This class is intended to assist the clinician in maintaining their primary focus on being effective for the patient while still being efficient with the use of their time through recognition of, and response to common clinical syndromes seen in the lumbar spine.  Pattern recognition allows experts to recognize when they are faced with a known phenomenon, which has been shown time and time again to respond in a familiar way in the hands of many clinicians. If the physical therapist develops expertise in treating these syndromes they become more efficient & effective at facilitating the management of these patients liberating time for the cases that lie outside of the norm and require focused analysis to determine the appropriate path of treatment. These commonly occurring clinical syndromes are the basis of treatment based classification (TBC), but the class will emphasize a clinical perspective of what is actually seen in the clinic rather than in the algorithmic suppositions of TBC. The class will be primarily hands on participation with a minimum of lecture via patient demonstration to give context to the content.

Objectives

  1. Develop a conceptual framework for evaluating and treating the LBP patient in the treatment‐based classification system (Delitto et al).
  2. Understand the evolution of TBC from the clinical perspective of common clinical syndrome recognition.
  3. Discuss the genuinely common clinical syndromes, the rapid recognition of them and the applicable treatments.
  4. Understand the application of principles for spinal mobilization on a continuum through to manipulation of the lumbo-pelvic region.
  5. Develop manual skills in mobilization through manipulation of the lumbo‐pelvic region. A level of proficiency in the techniques will be emphasized as the class comes to conclusion.
  6. Understand the application of principles for therapeutic exercise from directional preference, augmenting manual intervention, to development of trunk control and prophylaxis in the lumbo-pelvic region.
  7. Nurture continued development of skills with accurate and informative feedback from the “patient” therapists with each session. Understand the experiential nature of motor skills.
  8. Frame a system of healthcare delivery that is efficient and effective in the care of the LBP patient.

Outline:

Day 1

Day 2

Speaker Biography: Timothy Fearon, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT received his PT degree from The Ohio State University. He completed the graduate program in the Musculoskeletal Sequence at Northwestern University. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University.  He founded Phoenix Manual Therapy (PMT), which initially offered courses, based on the Nordic System of orthopedic manual therapy. Phoenix Manual Therapy progressed to offering a long-term course frame for study of the Australian clinical reasoning approach to orthopedic manual therapy with integration of Norwegian techniques and therapeutic exercise. The course has been running over the last 25 years. In 2011, PMT began to sponsor Dr. Peter Gibbons & Dr. Phillip Tehan's spinal manipulation course work and Fearon is lead faculty for course one. He earned his Full Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy by the challenge process in 1999; he renewed that status in 2010. Dr. Fearon is currently adjunct faculty at A.T. Still University where he teaches manual therapy of the spine and extremities at the entry level and in the residency track. He has been a guest instructor for NAU, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Regis University, Langston University and North Georgia College. He is lead faculty for Evidence in Motion manual therapy courses, the Clinical Decision Making Class and Fellowship Virtual Rounds. He has taught manual therapy courses over the last 20 years, spoken at numerous meetings for the Arizona Physical Therapy Association and for the APTA. Dr. Fearon currently practices in an outpatient private practice specializing in orthopedic manual therapy and spinal rehabilitation where he has been for the last 28 years.


To register online, click here.

Management of Lower Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Lower Extremity Disorders

Date: TBD
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling (888) 709-7096.

Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders

Date: TBD
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling (888) 709-7096.

Strain-Counterstrain- Fascial Intro - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain- Fascial Intro

Date: February 26-28, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

IAOM’s UE Track – Elbow - Bellin Health Care Systems

IAOM’s UE Track – Elbow

Date: January 16-17, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the IAOM by email or by calling (866) 426-6101.

Strain-Counterstrain-II for the Extremities - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain-II for the Extremities

Date: November 6-7-8, 2015
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: October 10-11, 2015 For more information or to register, please click here. Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling 888-709-7096.
Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: October 3-4, 2015
For more information or to register, please click here.

Therapy And Sports Medicine Continuing Education Series - Bellin Health Care Systems

Therapy And Sports Medicine Continuing Education Series

At Bellin Health, we don’t just educate our patients on the best way to maintain their health, we also take every opportunity to be educate our staff and the community. To ensure that we continue to lead the region, we bring in speakers, hold seminars and even host programs to teach other health care professionals. We also offer CESs for physical therapists.

Download the Registration Form

Registration Information

For course description and to register online choose the desired course above. 

Bellin Health is smoke free: for your health, and the health of others, smoking is not permitted on any health system property.

Bellin Sports Medicine is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider Number:  P2218.

Certificates of attendance for CEU verification are provided after successful completion of the course.

For more information on classes or how to register please contact Heidi Johnson, PT at: hjkrau@bellin.org.

Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders

Date: August 8-9, 2015
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling 888-709-7096.

Screenings - Bellin Health Care Systems

Screenings

See Services/Programs for specific screenings or the Bellin "Calendar" for specific dates and times for screenings such as flu shots.

P.A.S.S. - 24/7 Scheduling & Same Day Appointments - Bellin Health Care Systems

P.A.S.S. - 24/7 Scheduling & Same Day Appointments

At the times when help isn’t usually available, that’s when we are. With Priority Access Scheduling Services, or P.A.S.S., when you don’t want to wait for answers, you don’t have to. Whether a child is sick, or you need to visit your doctor, you can call anytime 24 hours a day: to schedule an appointment for a Bellin Family Medical Center doctor on the day you want, even if that day is today; to get information by speaking with a nurse who can answer your health-related questions. P.A.S.S. is your way to take control of your family’s health and it’s how Bellin is making our scheduling as advanced as our medicine.

P.A.S.S. - Priority Access Scheduling Service with 24/7 access to nurses on call. Call 920 445-7373.

OB Patient Pre-Registration - Bellin Health Care Systems

OB Patient Pre-Registration

Hospital Patient Pre-Registration - Bellin Health Care Systems

Hospital Patient Pre-Registration

Bellin Health On-Call - Bellin Health Care Systems

Bellin Health On-Call

When you need information and a medical referral, this is the place to come. Bellin Health On-Call is a confidential, free health information and referral service for the public staffed by referral specialists and registered nurses 24 hours a day. When you call, we will talk with you to get a good understanding of your concerns and questions and will direct you to the level of care appropriate for your symptoms and condition.

Because we have to document each call for legal reasons, please be prepared to provide your name, address, birth date, physician and insurance carrier. This information is confidential and will never be used outside of the Bellin Health On-Call department.

Bellin Health On-Call: 920 445-7373 

Appointments & Registration - Bellin Health Care Systems

Appointments & Registration

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - Occ. Health (4206) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic Patient Admissions Rep. - Occ. Health (4206)

Clinic LPN - Radiation Oncology (4241) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Clinic LPN - Radiation Oncology (4241)

Lab Driver - NorthReach (#11441) - Bellin Health Care Systems

Lab Driver - NorthReach (#11441)

RN - Nursing Services (Float Team): Ortho/Neuro - Bellin Health Care Systems

RN - Nursing Services (Float Team): Ortho/Neuro

Behavioral Health - Bellin Health Care Systems

Behavioral Health

Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine - Bellin Health Care Systems

Efficiency & Efficacy in Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot - Bellin Health Care Systems

Evaluation and Treatment of Overuse Injuries of the Foot

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management - Bellin Health Care Systems

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management

Strain-Counterstrain-III Cranial & Advanced Techniques - Bellin Health Care Systems

Strain-Counterstrain-III Cranial & Advanced Techniques

Date: October 22-23, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact the Jones Institute by email or by calling (760) 942-0647.

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders - Bellin Health Care Systems

Management of Upper Extremity Disorders

Date: TBD, 2016
For more information or to register, please click here.

Or you may contact Evidence in Motion by email or by calling (888) 709-7096.

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management - Bellin Health Care Systems

Lower Extremity Amputee Rehabilitation: Post-op Care and Early Limb Management

Date: October 1, 2016.  Exact times TBD
Cost: $199
Speaker: Brent Batzka, Certified Prosthetist
Contact Hours: Approximately 8
Open to: PT, PTA, nursing

This course is currently in development. If you would like to receive more information including course description, contact hours, and dates, please contact Heidi Johnson at Heidi.johnson@bellin.org or call (920) 430-4750 ext. 4425. You will be provided these details once they become available.

To register online, click here.

Order #4687 - Bellin Health Care Systems

Order #4687

Quality Information - Bellin Health Care Systems

Quality Information

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ)


Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has a growing portfolio of healthcare quality measures that provides valuable information to anyone wanting to learn more about the quality of healthcare in Wisconsin.

Here you will find independently audited results of a year's worth of measurement and data collection undertaken by some of Wisconsin's most quality-conscious healthcare provider organizations.


WHA Information Center Price Point system


The WHA Information Center site allows healthcare consumers to receive basic, facility-specific information about services and charges.

WHA Information Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. It was incorporated on October 1, 2003, and began collecting data in January 2004 under a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Administration.


The Leapfrog Group


The Leapfrog Group is made up of more than 170 companies and organizations that buy healthcare.

Leapfrog and its members work together to encourage public reporting of healthcare quality and outcomes so that consumers and purchasing organizations can make more informed healthcare choices and help consumers reap the benefits of making smart healthcare decisions.


Consumer Reports Health.org

The Consumers Reports Health Ratings Center has been created to provide unbiased analyses and ratings to help consumers make informed health–care decisions. Thier objective is to provide up–to–date comparisons of health services, drugs, devices and consumer experiences. These analyses and ratings will help consumers navigate an increasingly expensive and complex health–care system.

Privacy Notice - Bellin Health Care Systems

Privacy Notice

NOTICE OF BELLIN HEALTH'S PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR ITS PATIENTS

Revised 12/15/2014

Click here to download or print Privacy Notice (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Your health information

Each time you visit a Bellin Health facility or a Bellin Health provider for health care, a record of your visit is made. This record usually contains identification and financial information, as well as health information such as symptoms, diagnoses, test results, a description of the physical examination, and a treatment plan. This record of information is often referred to as your “medical record,” or “health information.” The following are examples of the purposes for which this information is used:

Bellin Health has always worked to protect your health information and will continue to do so. In addition, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) now requires Bellin Health to provide you with this notice describing our legal duties and privacy practices concerning your health information, as well as your rights related to your health information. This notice applies to all records of your health information held by Bellin Health, regardless of whether the record is written, computerized, or in any other form. We are required by law to keep your health information private and to follow the terms of this notice, or any revised version of this notice that is in effect.

Bellin Health reserves the right to change the privacy practices described in this notice and to change this notice to reflect our revised privacy practices. Changes to our privacy practices would apply to all health information maintained by us, including that which we obtained prior to changing this notice. If we change our privacy practices, you may read a summary of substantive changes on our website at www.bellin.org. You may obtain a revised copy of the privacy notice at the front desk of any of our facilities or on our website at www.bellin.org.

All of the below listed organizations and individuals agree to abide by the terms of this notice. These organizations and individuals will share your health information with each other as necessary for your treatment, to get paid for services, and to carry out health care operations activities such as quality assessment and improvement activities.

Who is covered by this notice

This notice covers the privacy practices of Bellin Health, which includes the health care professionals, including students, employees, other personnel, and volunteers providing services at Bellin Health. Bellin Health is several separate, but related organizations, which provide quality health care, train future health care professionals (such as doctors, nurses, and radiology technicians), and conduct health sciences research. Bellin Health is made up of the following organizations:

This notice also covers the privacy practices of all other providers approved to practice at any Bellin Health facility listed above. These providers include area physicians, podiatrists, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals. References to “we,” “us,” or “our” in this notice mean the individuals and entities described above.

Who is not covered by this notice

This notice does not apply to care you receive from other providers in their personal offices or at other locations than the sites described above. Your providers may have their own polices and procedures that apply to your health information that they record or maintain outside of Bellin Health. You should review your provider's notice for information on how he or she will handle your health information outside of Bellin Health sites.

Shared Electronic Medical Record

We participate in an arrangement with ThedaCare to help facilitate access to health information that may be needed to provide you with care. As part of this arrangement, we have agreed to store health information of our patients in a jointly shared electronic medical record with the other health care provider participants in this arrangement. When it is needed, this shared electronic medical record will provide participants with access to health information essential to providing you with medical care. The need for this could occur, for example, if you were admitted to a hospital on an emergency basis and you were unconscious and could not provide important information about your health condition. Each participant in the shared electronic medical record has implemented policies and procedures governing appropriate access to health information in the shared electronic medical record in accordance with state and federal law. Any access to your health information that we store in the shared electronic medical record by a non-Bellin Health participant will only be made for the purposes described in this notice.

We are able to use your health information without your written authorization for the following purposes:

Treatment. We may use health information about you to provide medical treatment or health care services. We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, students preparing for health care related careers, or other personnel who are involved in your care or treatment, including your primary care physician. For example, a physician may use the information in your medical record to determine which treatment option, such as a drug or surgery, best addresses your health needs. The treatment selected will be documented in your medical record, so that other health care professionals can make informed decisions about your care. Different departments within Bellin Health may share health information about you in order to coordinate the different things you need, such as prescriptions, lab work, and x-rays. At shift change we will provide information to health care personnel that are vital for your care. For example, a respiratory therapist will provide a report about you to the next therapist who will be taking care of you. We may also share your health information in person or by phone, letter, fax, or electronically to people outside of Bellin Health who are involved in your medical care, such as your primary or referring physician, a long-term care facility, others we work with to provide services that are part of your care.

Payment. We may use and disclose your health information as necessary to obtain payment for the health care services we provide to you. Here are some cases where we use your health information without your written authorization for payment purposes. To check eligibility or to determine whether your insurance company will pay for the treatment, Bellin Health will tell your health insurance company about your treatment plan. Most of the time, this information is provided electronically (by computer), or by fax and or telephone.

In order for an insurance company or another agency to pay for your treatment, we must submit a bill that identifies you, your diagnosis, and the treatment provided to you. As a result, we will disclose necessary health information to an insurer or another agency for Bellin Health to receive
payment for your medical bills.

Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose your health information for our organizational operations related to providing health care. Here are some cases where we use your health information without your written authorization for our operational purposes. We may need your diagnosis,treatment, and outcome information in order to improve the quality or cost of care delivered by us. These quality and cost improvement activities include evaluating the performance of your physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, or examining the effectiveness of the treatment provided to you when compared to other patients in similar situations. We contract with reputable and credible companies to help us analyze our data and compare ourselves to other health care providers to see where we can make improvements in the care and services we offer. We may also remove information that identifies you from this set of your health information so others may use it to study health care without learning your identity.

Bellin Health will also use or disclose your health information for teaching purposes, administrative activities, or for accreditation, certification, or licensing purposes. To remind you of your appointments for visits, tests and treatments, we may use your health information for appointment reminders. For example, we will view your medical record to determine the date and time of your next appointment with us, and then send you a reminder letter or call you to remind you of the appointment.

We will want to let you know of other treatments or services we offer that may improve or benefit your health. For example, we may notify patients with poor circulation to their legs of a new program we offer that might help them. We may communicate to you about good health practices, such as a
mailing with information about how to lower cholesterol or stop smoking, and about health fairs, wellness classes, or support groups that we offer.

In order to provide more charity care or otherwise improve the health of your community, we may use your health information (for example, your name, address, phone number, and treatment dates) to contact you for fundraising purposes. You may opt-out of receiving any further fundraising communications from us.

Here are some instances when we can use and disclose health information without your written authorization:

  1. As required by law. We may use and disclose your health information when required to do so by local, state, or federal law.
  2. For public health activities. We may disclose your health information to certain public health authorities to help prevent or control disease, injury, or disability. This may include using your medical record to report certain diseases, injuries, birth or death information, reactions to medications or problems with products, or to notify people of recalls of products they may be using. We may also disclose your health information related to certain work-related illnesses and injuries to your employer.
  3. To report about victims of abuse or neglect. We may notify an appropriate government official if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, but only if required or allowed to do so under state or other applicable law.
  4. For health oversight activities. We may disclose your health information to authorities for health oversight activities authorized by law, including audit, investigation, inspection, licensure, disciplinary, or other purposes related to oversight of the health care system or government benefit programs.
  5. For legal proceedings. We may disclose your health information in the course of legal proceedings as required or permitted under law. For example, we may disclose your health information in response to a court order.
  6. To law enforcement. We may disclose your health information to law enforcement officials for certain specific purposes. For example, we may disclose your health information to law enforcement as required to report certain injuries.
  7. For activities related to death. We may disclose your health information to coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors so they can carry out their duties, such as identifying the body, determining cause of death, or in the case of funeral directors, to carry out funeral preparation activities.
  8. For organ, eye, or tissue donation. We may disclose your health information to entities involved in obtaining, banking, or transplanting organs, eyes, or tissue for donation or transplantation purposes.
  9. For research. Under certain circumstances, and only after a special approval process, we may use and disclose your health information to help conduct research. Such research might involve studies related to evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment.
  10. To avoid a serious threat to health or safety. As required by law and standards of ethical conduct, we may disclose your health information to necessary authorities if we believe, in good faith, that disclosure is necessary to prevent or minimize a serious and imminent threat to your or the public’s health or safety.
  11. For military, national security, or incarceration/law enforcement custody. If you are involved with the military, national security, or intelligence activities, or you are in the custody of law enforcement officials or an inmate in a correctional institution, we may disclose your health information to the proper authorities so they may carry out their duties under the law.
  12. For workers’ compensation. We may disclose your health information to the appropriate persons in order to comply with the laws related to workers’ compensation or other similar programs. These programs may provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness.
  13. Bellin directory. During the inpatient admission process you will be asked if we can list in our directory your name, location in our facility, your general health condition (e.g., “stable,” or “unstable”), and your religious affiliation. The information about you contained in our directory will be disclosed to people who ask for you by name. However, the information about your religious affiliation will only be disclosed to clergy. You can tell us whether you object or agree regarding the use of your health information for directory purposes.
  14. To those involved with your care or payment for your care; for notification purposes. If people such as family members, relatives, or close personal friends are helping care for you or helping you pay your medical bills, we may disclose health information about you to those people that is relevant to the person's involvement in your care or payment for your care. We may also disclose your health information to family members or others involved in your care to notify them of your location and general condition, including your primary care physician. You have the right to object to these disclosures, unless you are incapacitated or there is an emergency. In those cases we will exercise professional judgment to determine if disclosure is in your best interests.
  15. For disaster relief efforts. We may disclose your health information to organizations authorized to handle disaster relief efforts.

When Bellin Health is required to obtain authorization to use or disclose your health information:

Except for the situations listed above, any other use or disclosure of your health information requires us to obtain your specific written authorization.

Special Situations. Some types of health information are specially protected under other state or federal laws and those laws may impose more restrictive requirements on disclosure of this information, even for purposes described above. When those more restrictive laws apply, we may need your specific written authorization to release these types of health information, even in some cases, for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. The types of health information that are subject to additional restrictions include HIV test results, and information related to treatment for mental illness, developmental disability, or alcohol or drug abuse.

Authorization Required for Certain Uses or Disclosures. We must obtain your written authorization for most uses or disclosures of the following: (1) psychotherapy notes; (2) uses or disclosures of your health information for marketing purposes; and (3) disclosures of your health information in exchange for direct or indirect remuneration to Bellin Heath.

Withdrawing authorization. If you do sign an authorization form, you may withdraw your authorization at any time, as long as your withdrawal is in writing. If you wish to withdraw your authorization, please submit your written withdrawal to the Medical Records department at Bellin Hospital or to the Bellin site where you signed the authorization form. Please understand that we cannot take back any disclosures that were made before you withdrew your authorization.


YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS
You have several rights with regard to your health information. If you wish to exercise any of the following rights, please contact the Bellin Health Privacy Officer at (920) 433-3595. Specifically, you have the right:

  1. To inspect and copy your health information. You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of your health information, with a few exceptions. For example, this right does not apply to psychotherapy notes or information compiled for judicial proceedings. In certain circumstances you may obtain a copy of your PHI in an electronic format and may request that we transmit such copy to any person or entity you designate. In addition, we may charge you a reasonable fee if you want a copy of your health information. If we deny your request to inspect or obtain a copy of your health information, you may submit a written request for a review of that decision.
  2. To request an amendment of your health information. If you believe your health information is incorrect, you may ask us to amend the information. You will be asked to make such a request in writing and to give a reason as to why your health information should be changed. However, if we did not create the health information that you believe is incorrect, or if we disagree with you and believe your health information is correct, we may deny your request. You may appeal to us in writing if we deny your request.
  3. To request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures. You have the right to notify us that you want restrictions placed on how your health information is used or to whom your information is disclosed, even if the restriction affects your treatment, our payment, or our health care operations activities. Except in the case of self-pay items (see section 4 below), Bellin Health is not legally required to agree to such restrictions. While we will consider your request, because of the number, complexity, and nature of the services we deliver we may not be able to grant the request. However, we are required to agree to your request for a restriction on the disclosure of your health information to a health plan if: (A) the disclosure is for the purposes of carrying out payment or health care operations and is not otherwise required by law; and (B) the health information pertains solely to a health care item or service for which you or another person on your behalf (other than your health plan), paid in full.
  4. To restrict disclosures of self-pay items to health plans. You have the right to restrict the disclosure of your health information (for payment or health care operations) to a health plan, if the health information pertains solely to items and services paid in full by you. We may not refuse this request.
  5. To receive confidential communications of health information. You have the right to request alternative means or locations where we may communicate your health information to you. For example, you may wish to receive a follow-up call from your provider at your work telephone number instead of your home number. Or you may wish to have your billing information sent to a private address. We will accommodate reasonable requests.
  6. To receive a report listing to whom we have disclosed your health information. In some limited instances, you have the right to request a report of the disclosures of your health information we have made during the previous six years, but the request cannot include disclosures that occurred before April 14, 2003. This written report must include the date of each disclosure, who received the disclosed health information, a brief description of the disclosed health information, and why the disclosure was made. We must comply with your request for the report within 60 days, unless you agree to a 30-day extension. We may not charge you for the report, unless you request such a report more than once per year. Our report will not include disclosures made to you or to your family or friends for care or payment, incidental disclosures, disclosures where you signed an authorization form, or disclosures for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations, information that is part of a limited data set or is part of our directory, or is disclosed for national security, or to law enforcement/correctional institutions in certain situations. In the future, you may also have the right to obtain an accounting of disclosures we make through an electronic health record where those disclosures were made during the previous three years for treatment, payment, or health care operations purposes.
  7. To receive notification about breaches of unsecured health information. You have a right to, and will receive, notification regarding any breaches of your unsecured health information.
  8. To obtain a paper copy of this notice. Upon your request, you may at any time receive a paper copy of this notice, even if you earlier agreed to receive this notice electronically. This notice is available online at www.bellin.org. Or you may call the Privacy Officer at (920) 433-3595 to request a paper copy of this notice.
  9. To file a complaint. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with us and/or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Complaints in no way affect how we care for you. To file a complaint with either Bellin Health or the Department of Health and Human Services, please contact the Bellin Health Grievance Coordinator at (920) 433-7869 who will provide you with the necessary assistance and paperwork. You may also file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services on your own without contacting us for assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy rights or the information in this notice, please contact the Bellin Health Privacy Officer at (920) 433-3595.

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Bellin Health Systems, Inc. Statement of Commitment to Corporate Compliance:

Integrity and trust are essential to the provision of health care services by Bellin Health Systems, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries.

Our patients are entitled to rely on that trust. They are to be treated at all times with respect and dignity.

Bellin Health Systems, Inc. is committed to prevention and detection of any fraudulent or abusive activities in its business dealings and has developed a Corporate Compliance Program to further that commitment.

Corporate compliance means that everyone associated with Bellin Health Systems will try to understand all legal and other requirements that relate to our jobs and comply with them. Any shortcomings or concerns are to be reported to a supervisor, the Compliance Officer, or the Chief Executive Officer so that they can be dealt with appropriately. If you have a question or concern, please call the Compliance Officer at (920) 433-3796, or email the Compliance Officer at comply@bellin.org.

-- Adopted by Board of Directors June 15, 1998.