I, the undersigned, hereby consent to the following:
Administration and performance of all treatments
Administration of any needed anesthetics
Performance of such procedures as may be deemed necessary or advisable in the treatment of this patient
Use of prescribed medication
Performance of diagnostic procedures/tests and cultures
Performance of other medically accepted laboratory tests that may be considered medically necessary or advisable based on the judgment of the attending physician or their assigned designees
I authorize the Dermatology Center of McKinney and Dr. James Ralston to take medical photographs of myself or my child (or person for whom I am a legal guardian). I understand that the information will be used to enhance my medical record.
I fully understand that this consent is given in advance of any specific diagnosis or treatment.
I intend this consent to be continuing in nature even after a specific diagnosis has been made and treatment recommended. The consent will remain in full force until revoked in writing.
I understand that Dermatology Center of McKinney/James P. Ralston, M.D., may include consent at satellite offices under common ownership.
I, the undersigned, authorize Dermatology Center of McKinney/James P. Ralston, M.D., to use and disclose my information for the purposes of treatment, payment, and healthcare operations as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices.
A photocopy of this consent shall be considered as valid as the original.
Prescription History Consent
By signing this consent form I am agreeing that the Dermatology Center of McKinney and Dr. James Ralston can request and use my prescription medication history from other healthcare providers and/or third party pharmacy benefit payors for treatment purposes. Understanding all of the above, I hereby provide informed consent to Dermatology Center of McKinney and Dr. James Ralston to enroll me in the ePrescribe Program as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices.
This practice offers secure viewing and communication as a service to patients who wish to view parts of their records and communicate with our staff and physicians. Secure messaging can be a valuable communications tool, but has certain risks. In order to manage these risks we need to impose some conditions of participation. This form is intended to show that you have been informed of these risks and the conditions of participation, and that you accept the risks and agree to the conditions of participation.
How the Secure Patient Portal Works
A secure web portal is a kind of webpage that uses encryption to keep unauthorized persons from reading communications, information, or attachments. Secure messages and information can only be read by someone who knows the right password or passphrase to log in to the portal site. Because the connection channel between your computer and the Web site uses secure sockets layer technology you can read or view information on your computer, but it is still encrypted in transmission between the Web site and your computer.
Protecting Your Private Health Information and Risks
This method of communication and viewing prevents unauthorized parties from being able to access or read messages while they are in transmission. No transmission system is perfect and we will do our best to maintain electronic security. However, keeping messages secure depends on two additional factors: the secure message must reach the correct email address, and only the correct individual (or someone authorized by that individual) must be able to get access to it. Only you can make sure these two factors are present. We need you to make sure we have your correct email address and are informed if it ever changes. You also need to keep track of who has access to your email account so that only you, or someone you authorize, can see the messages you receive from us. If you pick up secure messages from a web site, you need to keep unauthorized individuals from learning your password. If you think someone has learned your password, you should promptly go to the web site and change it.
ePrescribing is defined as a physician's ability to electronically send an accurate, error free, and understandable prescription directly to a pharmacy from the point of care. Congress has determined that the ability to electronically send prescriptions is an important element in improving the quality of patient care. ePrescribing greatly reduces medication errors and enhances patient safety. The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 listed standards that have to be included in an ePrescribe program. These include:
• Formulary and benefit transactions: Gives the prescriber information about which drugs are covered by the drug benefit plan.
• Medication history transactions: Provides the physician with information about medications the patient is already taking to minimize the number of adverse drug events.
• Fill status notification: Allows the prescriber to receive an electronic notice from the pharmacy telling them if the patient's prescription has been picked up, not picked up, or partially filled.
Patient Portal Consent: I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand this consent form and the Policies and Procedures Regarding the Patient Portal that appears at log in. I understand the risks associated with online communications between my physician and me, and consent to the conditions outlined herein. In addition, I agree to follow the instructions set forth herein and including the policies and procedures as set forth in the log in screen, as well as any other instructions that my physician may impose to communicate with patients via online communications. All of my questions have been answered and I understand and concur with the information provided in the answers.
MEDICARE PATIENTS: I authorize to release medical information about me to the Social Security Administration or its intermediaries for my Medicare claims. I assign the benefits payable for services to Dermatology Center of McKinney/James P. Ralston, M.D.