HIPAA PRIVACY PROGRAM
privacy is central to the care we provide to patients
at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Our
patients entrust us with their confidential health and
other information. It is both our duty and our
responsibility to earn that trust by handling
confidential information with care. Moreover, as
Medical Center employees, we must comply with federal
and state laws, including the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
The University of Chicago Medical Center established a
HIPAA Privacy Program dedicated to fostering a
corporate culture of ethical behavior and integrity in
all matters related to patient privacy and compliance
with the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA). The HIPAA Privacy
Program provides information and tools to support
employees, faculty, and students in their efforts to
ensure the privacy and security of our patients'
health information. Please join the HIPAA
Privacy Program in protecting the confidentiality of
health information in our paper, our computers, and
our voices. The staff of the HIPAA Privacy
Program is available to assist you.