Welcome to the MyHealth at Stanford website. Stanford Health Care (“SHC”, “we” or “us”) offers this site and its related services to you subject to your compliance with the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below. SHC reserves the right to limit or terminate your use of MyHealth if you fail to abide by the Terms and Conditions. Please take the time to review them carefully.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
When you access, use or view this website, you thereby agree to be bound by this agreement regarding the terms and conditions of use (“Terms and Conditions”). Please note that SHC may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. If you access, use or view this website after such revisions have been made, you may be forced to accept the revised Terms and Conditions and you will be bound by them; therefore, we advise you to periodically review this page for such revisions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please exit this website promptly. The pages on this website are also subject to the SHC website’s general terms and conditions.
You agree that the MyHealth service is offered as a convenience to you as an SHC patient, that it permits you to access portions of your SHC medical record, and that you are solely responsible for any MyHealth information that you communicate, whether intentionally or not, to others. As SHC employees other than your individual healthcare provider may be involved in handling your communications, you should not use MyHealth for confidential information you wish to discuss only with your health care provider. You are responsible for any use of MyHealth by your agents or dependents, and you agree to inform such agents or dependents of these Terms and Conditions and their obligations to comply with them. You may not assign the rights and obligations accruing to you under these Terms and Conditions without the prior written consent of SHC, and any attempted assignment not in compliance with this sentence shall be void.
MyHealth is not a substitute for direct care and should not be used for emergencies or urgent matters that could affect your health. In emergency or urgent situations, you should not use MyHealth, but instead should dial 911, contact your physician directly, or go to the nearest emergency room. NEVER USE MYHEALTH FOR URGENT OR EMERGENCY MATTERS.
Your Health Information
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you provide Stanford Health Care the right to release portions of your personal health information to you via MyHealth to include, but not limited to, laboratory and other test results, summary of medical problems and history, medications, and allergies. The information contained on MyHealth may be a summary of certain information within your medical record and will not reflect your complete medical record. A complete copy of your medical record can be obtained by contacting SHC’s Health Information Management Services at 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.
Your Test Results
By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you request Stanford Health Care to post all test results to MyHealth that are not expressly forbidden by law. Should you decide you no longer would like electronic transmission of your test results, you can choose to deactivate your account. Not all test results and other such information are posted to the MyHealth site. Therefore, it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you request and verify results for all tests you have taken by contacting SHC directly.
SHC considers your privacy to be of vital importance. Please review our Notice of Privacy Practices which explains how we process your information and how your information may be used at SHC.
All communications containing confidential medical information that are transmitted and received through the MyHealth site are subject to all state and federal laws guarding the security and confidentiality of medical records. Upon accessing MyHealth, our web server collects and stores the following information: (1) the domain name from which you access the Internet; (2) the date and time you access the site; (3) the pages you visit; (4) the address of the website from which you linked directly to us; (5) the name and release number of the web browser software you are using; and (6) the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using. This information may be used by SHC for internal evaluation, quality control, and other reasons deemed appropriate by SHC.
Your enrollment in MyHealth is contingent on verification of your identity. If you enroll in MyHealth in person or by mail, you will receive an access code from SHC. This access code will permit you to create a user identification (“MyHealth ID”) and password, which will be used to log into the site. If you fail to use your access code within sixty (60) days of receiving it, it will expire and you will have to obtain a new access code from SHC to enroll in MyHealth. After you create your User ID and password, your access code will immediately expire and can no longer be used.
The security of your personal health information contained in your MyHealth is dependent upon selecting a secure password. It is your responsibility to create a secure password. At a minimum your password must be between eight and fourteen characters long, contain at least one letter and one number and cannot be the same as your User ID. Passwords should not contain words, your birthday, your social security number or any other easily guessed information.
It is extremely important that you keep your access code, User ID and password confidential, as anyone who knows them will have access to your confidential medical information and can send and receive electronic communications as if he or she were you. It is your responsibility to safeguard your User ID and password, and to notify SHC immediately and change your password if you believe the security of your information has been compromised. In addition, in order to maintain the security of the site, you may be forced to change your password at any time, without prior notice, upon login and before you are allowed access to your account. You can change your password by clicking the “Change Password” link on the MyHealth homepage. If it is discovered that you have inappropriately shared your password with another person, or otherwise misused or abused your privileges to access MyHealth, SHC may discontinue your access to MyHealth without prior notice.
SHC or its team may send you secure messages through MyHealth which contain confidential medical information and other information important to the maintenance of your health. All communications using MyHealth take place via a secure Internet connection. You will receive electronic mail (“e-mail”) notifying you that new information is available for you on MyHealth but these e-mails will not contain any confidential medical information.
You may also communicate information to MyHealth through the secure Internet connection. When using MyHealth to send secure messages to the health care team, use the provided drop down box relating to the subject of the communication in the message’s subject line. If your provider is not available, messages sent through MyHealth may be forwarded to other authorized SHC health providers.
MyHealth is not intended to replace or to serve as a substitute for in-person meetings and/or personal conversations with your physician. If MyHealth is unavailable, you should use other means to contact SHC and your health care team for non-urgent matters.
Please note that the contents of any MyHealth communication may become part of your permanent health record. This communication does not constitute an addendum or amendment to your existing medical records and may not be considered part of SHC’s designated medical record set. To exercise your legal rights in requesting an addendum or amendment of your medical records you should contact SHC’s Health Information Management Services at 300 Pasteur Drive, HC006, MC 5202 Stanford, CA 94305-5202.
Security; Risks of Using Secure Sites and Secure Messaging
SHC uses 128-bit encryption technology and takes other precautions to ensure that the information contained or transmitted via MyHealth is as secure as reasonably possible from unauthorized use or access. As such, your browser must be enabled to transmit via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and 128-bit encryption. If your browser currently does not support this protocol, you will see a prompt asking you to update your security and a link to a site where you may obtain the necessary plug-in at no charge. SSL is used for transmitting personal demographic information, personal health information and credit card information. SHC is using industry-standard encryptions technologies to protect and secure the MyHealth site, including the secure messaging function. Because of the added security of web-based, encrypted messaging, SHC strongly recommends the use of secure messaging via MyHealth, instead of e-mail, for online communications.
However, please note that while SHC takes measures to safeguard your security, we cannot guarantee absolute security of the system against inadvertent disclosure or intentional intrusion. The use of electronic communication systems such as the World Wide Web (including secure messaging) for communications has a number of risks that users should consider before use. Such risks include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Electronic communications can be copied, circulated, forwarded and stored, in numerous paper and electronic files. Electronic communications can be accidentally broadcast worldwide and received by many unintended recipients. Backup copies of electronic communications may exist even after the originator or recipient has deleted his or her own copy. Employers and online services have a right to archive and inspect e-mails transmitted through their systems.
- Message senders can misaddress a message. Messages can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without written permission or detection. E-mail notifications can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems. Electronic communications may not be answered in the time frame expected by the parties or they can be misinterpreted.
- Electronic communications are discoverable and can be used as evidence in court.
- Passwords providing access to electronic communications can be stolen and misused, or host systems can be compromised, leading to unauthorized disclosures of personal information.
As a result of these risks, SHC cannot guarantee the security and confidentiality of secure messaging and other communication submitted through MyHealth, and will not be liable for improper disclosure of confidential information.
Accuracy and Integrity of Information
SHC attempts to ensure the integrity of the site, but makes no guarantees about the accuracy of the site. It is possible that the site would include typographical errors, inaccuracies, or other errors. Should you find any information to be inaccurate, please submit a written and signed request to SHC’s Health Information Management Services at 300 Pasteur Drive, HC006, MC 5202 Stanford, CA 94305-5202 explaining which information is inaccurate and how it should be corrected. Information contained on the SHC site may be changed or updated without notice. Submission of a signed request does not guarantee the information will be updated nor imply a timeframe for updates.
Although SHC works to communicate when MyHealth will be unavailable due to maintenance, backup procedures, or other system outages, providing such advance notice may not be possible at all times, and SHC cannot guarantee that you will be able to access MyHealth at any particular time. During times when MyHealth is unavailable, other communication methods (such as the telephone) should be used to contact SHC.
License and Website Restrictions
SHC grants you a limited, revocable, nontransferable and nonexclusive license to access and make personal use of this website, the material provided hereon, and the accompanying services. You may not, however, in whole or in part use, reproduce, or copy the MyHealth site or modify any content or any proprietary notices from materials downloaded or printed out from MyHealth. Furthermore, this limited, revocable license does not include the right to: any use of the content of this site for the benefit of a third party or for personal financial benefit, except as MyHealth contemplated by these Terms and Conditions; any derivative use of this website or its contents; any transmission or provision of any content from the MyHealth site to a third party, except as specifically provided by these Terms and Conditions; any incorporation of data or other content from MyHealth in a product designed, developed, marketed, sold or licensed by you or on your behalf; any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools; or any use of MyHealth in a manner contrary to any applicable law. This website (or any portion thereof) and all of the content is the property of SHC, its licensees, or its content providers, protected by United States and international copyright and other laws, and cannot be reproduced, duplicated, copied, published, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent from SHC. You may not use any SHC logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission from SHC. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the licenses and permission granted above by SHC. SHC and its affiliates reserve the right to block access, refuse services, or remove or edit content in connection with this website.
Links to Third Party Sites
This website contains links to other Internet sites (“Third-Party Sites”) that are not owned or maintained by SHC, and may also contain content provided by our licensees. Links to Third-Party Sites and information provided by our licensees are included for your convenience only and do not imply approval of or endorsement by SHC of those sites or such content. SHC makes no warranties or representations and disclaims any responsibilities for the content of and products or services offered by Third-Party Sites. Further, SHC makes no warranties and disclaims any responsibility for the content, products, or services offered or provided by our licensees and contained on this site.
Warranties and Disclosures
You assume risk for any and all use of this website. FURTHER, THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY SHC ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS; AS SUCH SHC ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN, OR RELIANCE UPON, THE INFORMATION IN THIS MYHEALTH SITE. SHC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR AVAILABILITY OF CONTENT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. SHC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM THE SITE OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, TRUSTEES, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMUFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE MYHEALTH SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
Limitations of Liability; Indemnity
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SHC AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, TRUSTEES, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY, MENTAL ANGUISH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR WRONGFUL DEATH THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE, OR THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED FROM THIS SITE. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ACTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR OTHERS IN RELIANCE ON INFOMRATION CONTAINED IN THIS SITE, MISDIRECTION OR INTERCEPTION OF INFORMATION, INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL BREACHES AND ACCESS BY THOSE YOU PROVIDE YOUR USER ID AND PASSWORD TO. YOU AGREE THAT SHC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES UNDER ANY INDEMNITY OR ANY THEORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, PATENT OR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
SHC TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM, ANY INACCURACIES OR DEFECTS IN SOFTWARE, COMMUNICATION LINES, VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK, THE INTERNET OR YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP), ACCESS SYSTEM, COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE, OR ANY OTHER SERVICE OR DEVICE THAT YOU USE TO ACCESS MYHEALTH. In consideration for SHC’s permitting you to use MyHealth you expressly release and hold harmless SHC, its trustees, officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates from any and all claims, liabilities, demands, causes of action, costs, expenses, and damages of every kind and nature, in law or equity, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way related to your use of MyHealth, whether arising from negligence or any other acts or omissions by SHC.In addition, you will indemnify and hold harmless SHC, its trustees, officers, directors, agents, affiliates, and employees, against all actual and direct losses, liabilities, damages, claims, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) they may suffer as the result of third party claims, demands, actions, investigations, settlements or judgments against them arising from or in connection with any breach of these Terms and Conditions, or from any breaches of confidentiality or negligence or wrongful acts or omissions, by you or your dependents, or agents.
The provisions of this section entitled “Limitations of Liability; Indemnity” shall survive termination of this agreement.
Applicable Laws; Arbitration; Venue
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law principles. You agree that any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Site will be solely and exclusively resolved and settled through arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association and conducted in Santa Clara, California, United States of America. Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party shall be entitled to costs and reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of such arbitration.
Representations of User
You hereby represent and warrant that (1) you are at least eighteen (18) years old, or have provided Stanford Health Care with a court order indicating that you have obtained emancipated minor status, and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this agreement and to use the website in accordance with these terms and conditions; and (2) the information you submit to SHC to gain registration is accurate, true, current and complete. It is unlawful to misrepresent yourself in an attempt to gain access to someone else’s personal health data and unauthorized activities may be subject to prosecution.Your access to and use of the MyHealth site are subject to all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. All patient information viewed through MyHealth is strictly confidential and is subject to the protections of applicable state and federal law.
An account may be deemed abandoned and expired if the account has no activity for two calendar years. In order to maintain an active status on your account, then it is your responsibility to periodically login. Should your account be expired, you must contact Stanford Health Care in order to receive a new activation code.
Termination of Access
Abuse of the MyHealth privilege, excessive messaging, or repeated failure to show up for appointments that you have scheduled through MyHealth may cause your MyHealth access to be revoked without prior notice. SHC may terminate your access to MyHealth at any time, without notice, and with or without cause.
Notices sent to you by SHC in connection with MyHealth or these Terms and Conditions may be delivered by e-mail, by written communication delivered by First Class U.S. Mail, or a notice posted on the MyHealth site. You must give notice to SHC by First Class U.S Mail - postage prepaid, or by overnight courier, addressed to:
- Stanford Health Care
- Attention: HIMS
- 300 Pasteur Drive
- Stanford, CA 94305
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and SHC and govern your use of the website. This agreement supersedes any prior agreements between you and SHC relating to the access and/or use of the MyHealth site and associated services. No modification or attempted modification of these Terms by you shall be binding on Stanford Health Care unless made in writing and physically signed by an authorized representative of Stanford Health Care.
A waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any repetition of such breach or in any manner affect any other terms or conditions of these Terms and Conditions. The failure of SHC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a wavier of such right or provision.
If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.
The use of this site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to the Terms and Conditions contained herein.
All Rights Reserved
All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved.