Effective: September 1, 2017

Scope

This statement applies only to personally identifiable information collected by the Penn Life Gained App. MyPennMedicine will continue to be your primary patient access portal for your medical information and records.

What We Collect and Have Access To

The personally identifiable information we will collect about you through your use of the Penn Life Gained App includes first and last name, email address, telephone number, date of birth, and medical record number.

Your bariatric surgery care providers at Penn Medicine will also have access to the personal medical data you enter or that is transferred through other nutrition and fitness apps you link with the Penn Life Gained App, including caloric intake, activity level, fluid intake level, mood levels, and incision healing.

How We Will Use Your Information

The personally identifiable information we collect and access about you will be used to monitor your preparation for surgery and recovery after surgery, to provide you with notifications and educational information about your surgical procedure and recovery, and to provide reminders and notifications related to your bariatric surgery. We may provide pre-determined medical goals both pre and post-surgery to assist you. The information will be entered into your PennChart medical records by your Penn Medicine care team. In the future, there may be automatic integration of the information into your PennChart from the App.

Your Controls and Choices Over Your Information

You may enter, amend, or delete information about yourself by logging in to the Penn Life Gained App.

Security

We have put in place adequate HIPAA-compliant security procedures and technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information. Please notify us immediately if you have any concerns regarding your information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time and will post the changes on this page. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you.

Contact Us

You can email us with any questions or comments at Pennbariatric@uphs.upenn.edu.

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