In compliance with the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Stanford University School of Medicine requires all students to complete Patient Privacy Regulation HIPAA Training before starting classes and ANNUALLY thereafter. Stanford’s HIPAA Training is a Web-based training that takes approximately 120 minutes to complete. The Office of PA Studies sends e-mail instructions to all PA students annually.
Pre-clerkship students will not receive credit for the Practice of Medicine course until they have completed this training. Clerkship students will be unable to enter their clerkships until they have completed this training.
The training module is self-paced and accessible through the Stanford Training and Registration System (STARS). Log into Axess and click on the STARS tab. In the Search Catalog box, enter the course title "HIPAA/Protecting Patient Privacy" or the course code PRIV-0010.
Students must adhere to Stanford University's HIPPA Privacy Policies outlined at https://privacy.stanford.edu/policies/hippa-policies.
The Data Security Program at the Stanford School of Medicine oversees compliance with Stanford policy and federal law. To find out more about the Data Security Program, and to get your computers ready for encryption: https://med.stanford.edu/datasecurity/.
See sections 3.12 and 3.15 for additional information on data security and encryption.