HIPAA: A Federal
law protecting medical information
to the ITS HIPAA Policy Web site. This site is intended to
explain policies and procedures related to the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and in particular,
HIPAA's Privacy Rule.
site is intended to help departments charged with the responsibility
of keeping patient data private and secure. Departments with
their own computing staff can handle their own security measures,
or they can have ITS implement security measures for them.
at left provide information on the steps ITS recommends for
anyone who has access to Protected Health Information (PHI).
ITS can help you make sure your computers are safe from unauthorized
access to PHI, at both the network and desktop levels. The
"Contact Information" page puts you in touch with
administrative and technical contacts who can help identify
and meet your information security needs.
are a couple of sources of information on HIPAA, the Privacy
Rule, and its implications for university security:
University of Florida's Privacy Office
Department of Health and Human Services HIPAA page
articles on security
articles, from recent issues of the ITS Info newsletter,
deal with pertinent security issues.
ports and blocking thereof
and protected student information