The computer accessing PHI must meet HIPAA safe harbor requirements 

  • Desktops and laptops protected by full disk encryption, with Box Tools installed to verify. Mobile devices protected by MDM (AirWatch).
  • Endpoint devices that are managed by Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health are HIPAA compliant and meet HIPAA safe harbor requirement.


  • Personal or coporate issued desktops and laptops

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows (7, 8, 10)
  • Mac OS: latest two versions (10.11, 10.12)


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari (the two latest, released versions)
  • Firefox (the two latest, released versions)
  • Google Chrome (the two latest, released versions)

Security Encryption: Non-Stanford Medicine Computer


  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Check Point Endpoint Security
  • McAfee Encryption
  • Symantec Encryption Software (Powered by PGP)


  • FileVault 2
  • Check Point EndPoint Security


Login Credentials

  • Stanford Health Care: Enterprise ID (SID)
  • Stanford Children's Health: Username
  • Stanford University: SUNet ID