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: Technical Safeguards
CITATION: 45 CFR 164.312(e)(1)
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. HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.312(e)(1) requires the UBIT to implement security measures to ensure that electronically transmitted electronic protected health information is not improperly modified or accessed by utilizing encryption wherever ePHI is housed or transmitted.
UBIT implements technical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to ePHI that is being transmitted over an electronic communications network. UBIT protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI while it is transmitted over unsecured electronic communications networks by encrypting the ePHI during transmission.
This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.
Workforce members: Adhere to policies and procedures as written.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Ensures that ePHI being transmitted over unsecured electronic communications networks is encrypted during transmission.
Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring security of ePHI is effective and enforced, in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
Date Approved: 12/6/2017