Santa Clara Valley Medical Center keeps a record of the care and services you get so that we can provide quality medical care, and to comply with certain legal requirements.
We understand that medical information about you in your medical record is private and we are committed to protecting it. The law requires that any Protected Health Information (PHI) about you be kept private and confidential, that you are given information about our responsibilities and privacy practices, and that we follow these practices.
The federal privacy laws require Santa Clara Valley Medical Center provide notice to patients, about how your PHI may be used and disclosed. When you sign admission paperwork, you will be asked to sign a document that states that you got the information about our privacy policies. Except in specific situations (which are outlined in our privacy practices), we will not use or share your information unless you have signed an authorization that allows us to do so.
You have the right to cancel that authorization by telling us in writing. Please know, depending or when you cancel authorization, we may have already used or shared your PHI when you first gave us permission.
You have the right to file a complaint if you feel the privacy of your protected health information was violated. Call the Compliance & Privacy Officer at 408.885.3794 if you have any concerns regarding your privacy.