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Understanding Your Health

A record of your visit is made each time you visit Clinica Sierra Vista. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, referrals, consultation and a plan for future care or treatment, etc. This health information is documented in a medical record.

Below are some examples of how this health information is used for treatment, payment, health care operations, and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law:

  • A basis for planning your care and treatment
  • A means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care
  • A legal document describing the care you received
  • Means by which you or a third-party payer can verify that services billed were actually provided
  • A tool in educating health professionals
  • A source of data for medical research
  • A source of information for public health officials charged with improving the health of this state and the nation
  • A source of data for planning and auditing
  • A tool with which we can assess and continually work to improve the care we render and the outcomes we achieve
  • For assisting in emergency care