HIPAA Security

HIPAA Security Rule Going Into Effect

Revised: September 8, 2005

From: "Opland, Russell" <OplandR@uphs.upenn.edu>
Date: March 18, 2005 2:39:37 PM EST
To: "All Exchange Users" <allexu@uphs.upenn.edu>
Subject: HIPAA Security Rule Going Into Effect

The HIPAA Security Rule goes into effect on April 20, 2005. This federal regulation requires that we safeguard electronic Protected Health Information ("ePHI"), and complements the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

The Security Rule encompasses:

The Penn Medicine executive team recently approved nine new policies covering Information Security for UPHS and the School of Medicine.

All staff are responsible for familiarizing themselves with our Information Security policies, and reading these HIPAA Security updates, which will be issued periodically.

In case of questions or feedback:

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Excellence and Quality Service!