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The University of Chicago Medicine

PRIVACY PROGRAM


Patient privacy is central to the care we provide to patients at the University of Chicago Medicine.  Patients entrust us with their confidential health and other information.  It is both our duty and our responsibility to earn and maintain that trust by handling confidential information with care.  Moreover, we must comply with federal and state laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule established national standards by which we protect and safeguard patient health information.

The Privacy Program at The University of Chicago Medicine is 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.  The Privacy Program provides information, education, guidance and tools to support employees, leadership, faculty, and students in their efforts to ensure the privacy and security of our patients' health information.  Please join the Privacy Program in protecting patient health information in our paper, our computers, and our voices. 

Contact us at 773-834-9716 or

 hpo@bsd.uchicago.edu



Confidential Privacy Resource Line

Do you have a question or concern about
University of Chicago Medicine privacy related issues? 

Call the toll-free Privacy Resource Line at 1-877-440-5480, select option 2.

You may call the line to report possible instances where you think we may not be in compliance with the HIPAA regulation.  All calls are confidential and you need not leave your name or contact information. The Resource Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and all messages left will be investigated. We ask that you please leave enough information for the concern to be reviewed.