Medical Records Privacy
We have the highest safeguards in place to protect your health information, regardless of the way the information is stored - paper or electronic. Only authorized personnel may acces your electronic health record. In fact, our computer systems routinely audit and monitor if and how your information is being access to make sure your information is safe and being used by the right people in the right way. Finally, our computer networks are secure and information is encrypted for extra protection.
Please read our Notice of Privacy Practices which describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. If you have any questions about the privacy practices notice, please contact the Privacy Officer at 415-878-7222
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We make the following assurances of privacy for visitors to our Web site.
Our web site is designed to provide useful information about our organization and to connect users with physicians, facilities, services and employment opportunities within our network.
Our Web site does not promote or sell products of any kind. We do hope that the information provided encourages the visitor to consider using the Sutter Health network for medical care, or that visitors might decide to join our organization as an employee, volunteer or donor.
We keep track of visits to our Web site via an automatic monitoring program that tells us, among other things, how many visits are made to the site; the time of day and date of those visits; and the areas visited. This information is used to evaluate the effectiveness of our site and the effectiveness of any promotion of our site. It helps us answer questions such as these: Are we providing information on our Web site that is useful? Which information is most useful? How have we made you aware that our Web site exists?
The monitoring program does not provide us with any personal information about a visitor. We cannot discern the name, address or any other personal information about visitors to our site.
If we wish to gather such personal information, it will be requested via a form on the site that the user voluntarily completes and submits. The form will describe the way in which the information will be used.
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