All Student Health Center medical records are private, confidential and protected by law. The Student Health Center utilizes an electronic health record (EHR) system as part of Pacific University, and operates that system as part of a collaborative with OCHIN, who supplies information technology and related services to Pacific University and other OCHIN members. Pacific University, as a whole is one service member within the OCHIN collaborative and therefore the multiple Pacific University clinics who utilize this EHR system have access to medical records of OCHIN patients. Pacific University policy states that accessing records as part of ones job duties is permissible but an employee in violation of patient confidentiality may result in loss of professional licensure and employment.
A current list of OCHIN members is available on the OCHIN website. Immunization information is shared by the Student Health Center with graduate health profession programs so that student may be cleared for clinical rotations and the immunizations required by the program. The Student Health Center's records remain separate from other University student files and are not considered educational records. There are exceptions when medical information can be shared without your consent. For list of these exceptions and to see complete privacy information, please read the Privacy and Confidentiality statement.