Patient Confidentiality

At Massachusetts General Hospital, we place the highest priority on a patient's right to privacy. We respect the privacy and confidentiality of each patient's health information.

Mass General adheres to the requirements outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which ensures security and privacy of an individual's medical records and promotes privacy and trust between patients and their health care providers.

As part of HIPAA requirements, all new patients seeing their health care provider upon their initial visit are required to sign an acknowledgement form to indicate that they have received the Privacy Notice. The Privacy Notice describes how the hospital/provider uses and shares your personal health information.

View the Partners HealthCare Notice for Use of and Sharing of Protected Health Information for more information about your privacy rights as a patient.

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Providing the gold standard in nursing

Massachusetts General Hospital was the first hospital in the state to earn Magnet recognition, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.