Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Utah State University is committed to providing quality health care which includes respecting patents' and clinical research subjects' rights to maintain the privacy of their health information and ensuring appropriate security of all protected health information. The standards for protecting patient health information are described in the federal law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This website provides information and guidance on policies and procedures related to HIPAA compliance at USU.
USU is required by HIPAA to ensure the privacy and security of all "Protected Health Information" or "PHI" created, recieved, maintained, stored, or transmitted by or for its Health Care Components and self-insured health plans that are subject to HIPAA. This website is intended to guide Health Care Components of USU to rigorously implement all HIPAA requirements which are enforced by federal regulated mandates.
The University's HIPAA Covered Components are responsibile for ensuring the proper protection of PHI, regardless in what format (examples: paper, electronic, or otherwise).
For a list of USU's Health Care Components, see the HYBRID Declaration.
If you have any questions or feel you may have a compliance issue, please do not hesitate to contact Monica Trippler via phone (435) 797-8410 or email. Monica will be happy to meet with you and address any concerns you may have.