What is HIPAA?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 to provide Federal protection for the privacy of personal health information. HIPAA Compliance is important to the success of our organization and the confidence that our patients place in us. It is important for all members of our workforce to understand and follow our HIPAA principles and procedures.
Who to contact about HIPAA related questions?
Should you have questions about HIPAA compliance, you can contact the Privacy Officer.
The HIPAA Privacy Officer can be contacted at:
ATTN: Privacy Center
P.O. Box 19639
Springfield, IL 62794-9639
HIPAA Policies and Procedures
The SIU School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare have developed a HIPPA manual and various HIPAA related forms available on the intranet.