Any information learned during the performance of one's work at Beth Israel Deaconess that is not commonly available to the public must be kept confidential, to the extent permitted under state and federal law. This rule applies to information about patients, employees, medical staff, research, and business affairs of the medical center, and to spoken, written, and electronic sources.
Each employee is responsible for protecting the privacy of our patients, employees, and staff. Everyone must be careful in their conversations, use of electronic mail, and creating, handling, copying, faxing, and disposing of documents.
We do not allow others to use our individual computer keys, and the key must always remain confidential. All policies and procedures related to authorization of, access to, and release of confidential information must be followed.