Health Information Management (HIM) is a vital component of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) healthcare system. We maintain, collect and analyze patient health information to help doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals provide quality healthcare.
PAMF retains patient medical records for current and future physician reference. Your records are considered confidential and are not disclosed to any outside party without your written authorization. To ensure the security of your personal health information, PAMF requires patients who need their records transferred to submit a Release of Information request to the Medical Records Department.
For more information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, call the Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) Hotline at (650) 853-5375.