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Privacy Policy & Patient’s consent for telemedicine

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Our website address is: https://drali.in.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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Cookies

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These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

patient’s consent for telemedicine

  1. I understand that my health care provider wishes me to engage in a telemedicine consultation.
  2. My health care provider has explained to me how the video conferencing technology will be used to affect such
    a consultation will not be the same as a direct patient/health care provider visit due to the fact that I will not be
    in the same room as my health care provider.
  3. I understand there are potential risks to this technology, including interruptions, unauthorized access and
    technical difficulties. I understand that my health care provider or I can discontinue the telemedicine
    consult/visit if it is felt that the videoconferencing connections are not adequate for the situation.
  4. I understand that my healthcare information may be shared with other individuals for scheduling and billing
    purposes. Others may also be present during the consultation other than my health care provider and
    consulting health care provider in order to operate the video equipment. The above mentioned people will all
    maintain confidentiality of the information obtained. I further understand that I will be informed of their
    presence in the consultation and thus will have the right to request the following: (1) omit specific details of my
    medical history/physical examination that are personally sensitive to me; (2) ask non‐medical personnel to leave
    the telemedicine examination room: and or (3) terminate the consultation at any time.
  5. I have had the alternatives to a telemedicine consultation explained to me, and in choosing to participate in a
    telemedicine consultation. I understand that some parts of the exam involving physical tests may be conducted
    by individuals at my location at the direction of the consulting health care provider.
  6. In an emergent consultation, I understand that the responsibility of the telemedicine consulting specialist is to
    advise my local practitioner and that the specialist’s responsibility will conclude upon the termination of the
    video conference connection.
  7. I understand that billing will occur from both my practitioner and as a facility fee from the site from which I am
    presented.
  8. I have had a direct conversation with my doctor, during which I had the opportunity to ask questions in regard to
    this procedure. My questions have been answered and the risks, benefits and any practical alternatives have
    been discussed with me in a language in which I understand. By checking the “ I’ve read and accept the Telemedicine Rules and Privacy Policy. (Informed Consent for Telemedicine Services) * link which is equivalent to signing this form,
    I certify:
     That I have read or had this form read and/or had this form explained to me
     That I fully understand its contents including the risks and benefits of the procedure(s).
     That I have been given ample opportunity to ask questions and that any questions have been answered to
    my satisfaction.
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