UCSF Privacy and Confidentiality
UCSF is committed to protecting the medical, personal, and sensitive information about its patients.
In health care, the doctor-patient relationship is built on trust and confidentiality. This trust is
essential to obtain accurate health information from patients and critical to effectively treat patients.
While privacy and confidentiality have always been a priority for health care providers, it has heightened
importance in this era of electronic information, with increased speed of information flow and the risks
associated with protecting this information.
An increasing number of technological solutions have been implemented at UCSF to protect health care
information. However, the key to ensuring that this information remains private and confidential is
the team work of UCSF faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and volunteers.
UCSF's efforts to protect patient privacy and confidentiality is supported by federal and state laws.
Social Media Overview, Guidelines, and Best Practices
Revised Privacy and Confidentiality Handbook
Revised Confidentiality Statement
Current Issue of Privacy and Confidentiality Newsletter - "Privacy Beat"
Accounting of Disclosures guidelines are now available in the accounting of disclosures section of the APeX Knowledge Bank
To: All UCSF Faculty, Staff, Residents, Fellows, Students and Volunteers
UCSF has a new Privacy and Security Campaign. Click on News to learn more