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Notices and Policies

Web Site Notice

Tanner Health System maintains this Web site as a benefit for and service to our community.

While the Hospital and its representatives strive to keep the information in this site current, no warranty or guarantee concerning accuracy of content is made. Although some of the information contained in this site relates to medical topics and issues, no information in the site should be construed as medical advice. All questions regarding your health or possible health problems should be directed to your physician.

In addition, this site includes links to other Web sites; however, Tanner Health System takes no responsibility for the content or information contained in the linked sites. Tanner Health System does not exert editorial or any other control over the linked sites, and the links should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the linked sites.


Privacy Notice

Your privacy is extremely important to Tanner. At all times we do our utmost to safeguard your private information.

These following brochures and policies serve as reference guides to how we use and disclose your health information and maintain your privacy as we provide you with quality health care.

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

If you have a question about HIPAA or think your privacy has been violated, please contact one of Tanner Health System’s HIPAA Officers:

  • Pamela Burns, RHIA, CCS, health information management director and privacy officer for Tanner Health System, 770-812-9602 or via e-mail. Her fax is 770.836.9206. Mailing Address: Attn: Pamela Burns, Tanner Health System, 705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.
  • Chuck Collins, HIPAA security officer for Tanner Health System, 770-836-9382 or via e-mail.

Tanner Health System HIPAA Officers:

  • Pamela Burns, RHIA, CCS, is the Health Information Management Director and Privacy Officer for Tanner Health System and can be contacted at 770-812-9602 or via e-mail. Her fax is 770-836-9206. Mailing Address: Attn: Pamela Burns, Tanner Health System, 705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.
  • Chuck Collins is the HIPAA Security Officer for Tanner Health System and can be contacted at 770-836-9382 or via e-mail.

App privacy policy

This policy explains what information we collect from you when using our app(s) and how we use it.

Information you share with us

We collect the information requested in registration and use it to customize your experience in the app(s).

Information shared within the app(s)

If applicable, when you send pictures or comments to our server for use in the app(s), the entire app population can see this content. We do not share this content to anyone outside of the app users. Content that resides locally in your app(s) cannot be seen by anyone other than you.  

Analytics, logging and device information

We collect your app(s) use patterns and mobile device specifications. We aggregate all use and phone specific data so we can analyze how people are using the app(s) and use this information to guide changes for a better user experience. We do not collect nor can we drill down on data on the individual level.  

Data security

We don’t use your data for any reason other than what is specified in this privacy policy. We do not sell your data to any third parties.


Social media policy

Tanner Health System’s social media pages/accounts are online communities. Our posts are informational in nature and should not be misconstrued as health care diagnosis, medical advice or a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis by your physician. If you need a physician referral, please call 770-214-CARE (2273) or go to tanner.org and select Find a Provider.

We encourage likes, comments, questions, constructive criticism and reviews, but we expect these interactions to be appropriate, respectful, relevant and tolerant. Personal attacks, defamation, racism, ethnic slurs, spamming, excessive posting and inappropriate language will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to remove posts that violate those rules. We also reserve the right to remove or hide posts that identify patients or health conditions other than the person making the post, posts that suggest illegal activities, posts that are made by imposters, posts that advertise or solicit business, posts that could be interpreted as political lobbying or posts that infringe in any way on the rights of Tanner or Tanner employees. Additionally, we reserve the right to block future posts by individuals who habitually violate these rules or any social media network's terms of service.

To make an inquiry or to speak with someone about any Tanner Health System hospital or medical practice, call 770-812-9666 or click this link for specific phone numbers. To request a sponsorship, click here.

Events

Intro to Tai Chi - Villa Rica
Intro to Tai Chi - Villa Rica

Monday, September 28, 2020

Freshstart - Carrollton
Freshstart - Carrollton

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Blogs

Save Your Skin From the Sun
Save Your Skin From the Sun

Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Protecting yourself from the sun is vital.

Manage COVID-19 Exposure, Risk With Three Healthy Habits
Manage COVID-19 Exposure, Risk With Three Healthy Habits

Tanner infection specialists, who work across the system — five hospitals, almost 40 physician practice locations and more than 3,500 team members — recommend three healthy habits that everyone can practice to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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