One of our top priorities is to protect patient privacy and
individually identifiable health information. We follow the privacy
requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and existing California law. Patients must give
specific authorization for the disclosure of their protected health information.
In compliance with Stanford Hospital & Clinics policy, and to
ensure federal patient privacy standards are upheld for all hospital
and clinic patients and visitors, a staff member from the Office of
Communications must accompany all reporters and photographers while on
Stanford Hospital & Clinics property. Reporters, videographers,
still photographers and other media interested in coming to Stanford
Hospital & Clinics must first contact the Office of Communications.