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HIPAA PRIVACY PROGRAM



Patient 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.