MyCarolinas

This website (the "Site") is an Internet-based on-line information and communication service. It is made available to you by Carolinas HealthCare System, through our software vendor. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.   PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE. 

WE MAY MODIFY THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME, AND SUCH MODIFICATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING.

UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED

TERMS OF USE

Section 1.  Terms of Use

1.c. Health Messaging and eVisit

1.d. MyCarolinas Tracker

 

1.a.      Educational Content; No Medical Advice.

 

The informational content contained on the MyCarolinas home page and in the sections on help and resources is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on wellness and disease management topics and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. The information should not be considered complete or timely, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual. In many situations, you may need to talk to your healthcare Provider to interpret what you are seeing. If you have questions, please contact him or her.


ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH PROVIDER WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING A MEDICAL CONDITION. NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THIS SITE.

 

1.b.      Health Records; Appointments and Billing; MyProfile.


The information contained in the Health Records, Appointments and Billing and MyProfile sections of MyCarolinas is compiled from a variety of sources ("Content Providers") and is to be used by you to access your health records and for the management of medical bills and scheduling healthcare services. Neither we nor our Content Providers directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services as a part of these functions.  You acknowledge that you are aware that the information collected may be accessed by your Carolinas HealthCare System provider, it agents, or other designated persons as Carolinas HealthCare System deems necessary and appropriate.

We will not provide you with your entire medical record on this Site. If you want a complete copy of your medical record, please contact our Health Information Management department.

By using this Site and giving us your email address, you consent to us sending information to you about your health or reminders, including for appointments or follow up, from the portal to your personal email address.  You may wish to review the Guidelines for Email with Patients available on our Site, www.carolinashealthcare.org under the Privacy link, for more information about the risks and benefits of using a personal email address.  Please note that we will never send you an email asking for your confidential password. Call us immediately if you receive such an email.

This Site is monitored on a periodic basis, but it is not monitored 24 hours a day.  Please do not rely on it to communicate with your provider, particularly if you have an urgent medical situation. IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

1.c.      Health Messaging and eVisit

Health Messaging and eVisit are to be used for non-urgent, non-life threatening communication. If you have an urgent or life threatening issue, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Your decision to communicate with a provider is voluntary and does not affect your ability to contact your facility directly to speak with your healthcare provider and use the medical services available in the traditional environment (such as in the physical presence of a provider or in a hospital setting).   Secure messages may be screened by administrative staff before being forwarded to a healthcare provider.  Health Messaging and eVisit is intended to supplement and not replace your existing primary care physician relationship. 

Health Messaging and eVisit are provided over a secure connection. Secure messaging is not email. No part of the actual secure message will be transmitted via email. Security measures are in place to protect the privacy of the information transmitted. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your device.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your personal information is not compromised due to the lack of secure equipment and/or surroundings. 

You are responsible for logging out of eVisit or Health Messaging when your session is finished and for closing the browser being used to access these services. If you print any secure messages, you are responsible for protecting that information.

eVisit and Health Messaging communications may become a part of your confidential health record.  You have the right to access your medical record and see this information, subject to applicable privacy and medical records policies

eVisit Consent to Treatment.

eVisit services are intended to provide an easily accessible means of obtaining healthcare information about a defined set of common medical conditions.  eVisit services are only available to established patients of Carolinas HealthCare System and eVisit healthcare providers will access your Electronic Health Record to obtain information regarding your treatment history.  You should promptly contact your primary care physician if you have questions, difficulties, or complications in connection with any treatment recommendations. You can and should share any treatment recommended through eVisit with your primary care physician.  There are no guarantees as to how your treatment will proceed or turn out as a result of your exchange with a provider by eVisit.  The provider may decide that it is in your best interests to be seen in person.

By using the eVisit service you consent to the provision of treatment through eVisit and you understand the risks and benefits of using eVisit. Services provided by eVisit may include consultation, diagnosis, referral to another healthcare provider and/or recommendation for a different level of care as necessary.  In submitting a request for an eVisit, you represent that the following statements are true:

You will provide truthful, accurate and complete information to the eVisit healthcare provider, and acknowledge that any failure to do so could result in a wrong diagnosis or treatment decision that could be harmful or ineffective. Accordingly, you have responded to each question as part of eVisit truthfully and accurately and have fully and completely disclosed any and all information concerning your health and medical history that you are aware of which could be relevant to your current condition and need for treatment and/or medication.

You understand that the eVisit healthcare provider will only be able to diagnose and recommend a treatment for your condition based upon information that you have provided and any relevant information provided by your medical history as documented in your medical record. If you fail to provide information that is required to complete a visit, Carolinas HealthCare System or the eVisit healthcare provider reserves the right to terminate any eVisit. 

You agree to fully comply with all instructions provided by the eVisit healthcare provider following the submission of answers to questions required to obtain the diagnosis/treatment received.  Carolinas HealthCare System is not liable for your failure to adhere to or be compliant with the healthcare provider's recommendations, which may include a recommendation for an in-person visit with a provider or specialist rather than a diagnosis and recommended treatment.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions about any diagnosis, treatment options, and/or referrals provided for you through the eVisit service, and it is your responsibility to ask such questions. To participate in eVisit you must be in North Carolina at the time of the service and all online consultations, diagnosis and treatment will be deemed to have occurred in North Carolina.

1.d.      MyCarolinasTracker

MyCarolinas Tracker is a service provided by Carolinas HealthCare System as a part of the MyCarolinas program to eligible patients who have consented to participate.  MyCarolinas Tracker should be used by you to monitor your health condition.  The information that you provide may be periodically accessed and reviewed by your treatment providers to monitor your information remotely.    MyCarolinas Tracker is not a substitute for medical advice or attention, and is not designed to be used in case of a medical emergency.  MyCarolinas Tracker is not intended to replace assessments that are a part of standard clinical practice nor is it intended to be used as the sole basis for making decisions about your medical care.   It is your responsibility to seek independent medical advice or attention in the event of any health issues or an emergency health situation arising. 

MyCarolinas Tracker allows you to input data through a number of approved devices or manually.  You are obligated to input truthful, accurate and complete information in MyCarolinas Tracker, and acknowledge that any failure to do so could result in treatment decisions that could be harmful or ineffective.  Correct installation and operation of your personal devices is necessary in order to receive MyCarolinas Tracker services.  You are wholly responsible for the care and security of any device that you use to participate with MyCarolinas Tracker including the security of your surrounding environment.  Users of MyCarolinas Tracker are responsible for implementing and maintaining adequate procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output and maintain a means for the reconstruction of any lost data.  You understand that Carolinas HealthCare system cannot control the security settings on your computer or device or to whom you give access to your account and we are not responsible for any data breaches caused thereby.  There is no warranty, condition or guarantee that MyCarolinas Tracker will operate continuously or error free. 

 

If medically relevant, some of the information that you have provided as a part of MyCarolinas Tracker may be entered into your medical record. 

 

Section 2. No Warranty.
ALL OF THE SERVICES AND INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE (THE "INFORMATION") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE HEREBY EXCLUDE ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES MADE AS A PART OF THIS AGREEMENT. WE AND OUR CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION. WE AND OUR CONTENT PROVIDERS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT AGAINST HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR LOSSES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA. WE AND OUR CONTENT PROVIDERS CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING FROM THIS ONLINE SITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. WE AND OUR CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

Users of the Site are responsible for (1) implementing and maintaining adequate procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output and (2) maintaining a means external to the Site for the reconstruction of any lost data.  While we have put in safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of your Information on our Site, we cannot control the security settings on your computer or to whom you give access to your account, and we are not responsible for any data breaches caused thereby. 

Access to this Site requires that you create a unique password.  In order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access it is important that all users create a strong password that is not easily guessed.  If the password you create is easy to guess you take responsibility for any unauthorized access to your account.  Users of this Site are responsible for keeping their password safe.  Users of this Site who share their password and/or lose their password take responsibility for any unauthorized access to their account.  The link below provides guidance to assist you in creating a strong, secure password for your account:  https://my.carolinashealthcare.org/FAQs

Section 3. Use of Content; Ownership
The entire contents of the Site constitute a collective work protected under the copyright laws of United States and other copyright laws. We hold the copyright in the collective work. The collective work includes works that are the property of the Content Providers which are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. In addition to the foregoing, the information posted on the Site is drawn from your medical record, as well as tests and other diagnostic information that will become part of your medical record.  While you are permitted access to your medical record, your provider owns the actual record, in accordance with state and federal laws.  You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the material from the different areas of the Site solely for your own non-commercial use, unless otherwise permitted. Any redistribution, retransmission or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded or printed from the Site. Unauthorized use of the content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. None of the content may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, reproduced, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, re-transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without our prior written consent.  Any requests for amendment to your information must be addressed through the formal amendment process; please contact your provider for more information.

Upon acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, we authorize you to view or download a single copy of the material on this website solely for your personal, noncommercial use. Please note that we are not responsible for how you use or disclose your individual health information. Special rules may apply to the use of certain software and other items provided on the Site. Any such special rules are listed as "Legal Notices" on the Site.

Section 4. User and Member Representations.
You represent and warrant to us and our Content Providers that:

1. you are at least 18 years of age;
2. you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement and to use the Site in accordance with this Agreement;
3. you shall be financially responsible for your use of the Site (as well as for use of your account by others, including minors living with you); and
4.you shall comply with your responsibilities and obligations as stated in this Agreement.

Section 5. Limitation of Liability; Waiver; and Release.
YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER WE, NOR OUR COMMISSIONERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US, OUR COMMISSIONERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, CUSTOMERS, OR SUPPLIERS FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

Section 6. Indemnity.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS US, OUR COMMISSIONERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES, RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT (INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' WORLDWIDE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL CONDUCT) BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACCESSING THE SITE USING YOUR SERVICE ACCOUNT.

Section 7. Third Party Beneficiary
The provisions of paragraphs (Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability) and (Indemnification) are for the benefit of us and our commissioners, officers, directors, employees, providers, agents, licensors, suppliers, customers and Content Providers. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

Section 8.  Miscellaneous
We have the right to monitor your use of the Site.  If we determine that you are using the Site for improper purposes; are acting in an inappropriate, illegal, threatening, or harassing manner; are introducing viruses or other harmful codes into the Site; or are otherwise using the Site in a manner that violates this agreement or jeopardizes us, we have the right to terminate your use and access of the Site.  Any disputes regarding this Site are governed by the laws of North Carolina, and venue will be in the courts of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

 

 

 

To use MyCarolinas and all of the components thereof you must agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement.  It is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions regularly as your use of the service following such changes indicates your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions. 

 

By electronically agreeing to the Terms and Conditions during the MyCarolinas enrollment process, you are indicating that you have read and understand the above and agree to be bound by all of the terms in this Agreement, and that you agree to participate in the MyCarolinas program. 

 

 

 

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