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
TYPE: Addressable Implementation Specification for Transmission Security Standard
CITATION: 45 CFR 164.312(e)(2)(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. HIPAA Regulation Text 45 CFR Part 164.312(e)(1) requires a covered entity 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.
In accordance with its Risk Analysis Policy and Encryption Policy, UBIT uses integrity controls to protect the integrity of ePHI during transmission over unsecured electronic communications networks. UBIT implements integrity controls to take reasonable steps to ensure that the value and state of ePHI is maintained during transmission and that ePHI is protected against unauthorized alteration or destruction.
This policy applies to all UBIT workforce members.
Workforce members: Adhere to policies and procedures as written.
HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer: Implements integrity controls to take reasonable steps to ensure that the value and state of ePHI is maintained during transmission and that ePHI is protected against unauthorized alteration or destruction.
Compliance Officer: Participates in ensuring the security of ePHI is effective and enforced, in conjunction with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Officer.
Date Approved: 12/4/2017