Category: HIPAA Security
Responsible Office: UBIT HIPAA Compliance
Responsible Executive: Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO)
Approved By (Name/Title): J. Brice Bible, VPCIO
CATEGORY: Notification to Individuals
CITATION: 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1)(i)
The University at Buffalo Information Technology (UBIT) operates as a covered entity as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR). HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.308(a)(1)(i) requires a covered entity to implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations.
UBIT takes reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI by implementing appropriate and reasonable policies, procedures, and controls to prevent, detect, contain, and correct information security violations.
This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.
Workforce members: Adhere to all policies and procedures as written.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Takes reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI by implementing appropriate and reasonable policies, procedures, and controls to prevent, detect, and correct security violations.
Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring the security of ePHI is enforced and is effective. Performs this duty in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
PHI Guardians: Workforce members who are authorized to create or store ePHI or who are responsible for distributed or multi-user systems that are used to store or transmit ePHI have the following security management responsibilities:
Data Users: Users of UBIT’s data processing services, such as application software, networks and operating systems are referred to as data users. The security management responsibilities of data users include:
Date Approved: 12/6/2017