The Health Information Privacy and Security Office is the central office responsible for providing the entire University community with the support needed to protect data privacy and security, and for providing the oversight necessary to ensure University compliance with HIPAA regulations regarding privacy of protected health information.
Announcements and News
08/12/13 Ketola named new University Chief Health Information Compliance Officer
We are pleased to announce that Lori Ketola is joining us as the University’s Chief Health Information Compliance Officer. She is filling the position held by Ross Janssen before he left to become the Chief Privacy Officer for Genentech. In her role, Ketola is responsible for the University’s compliance with federal and state laws regarding health information, including the state’s data practices laws, HIPAA, and HITECH.
04/10/13 Change in Leadership at the Health Information Privacy and Security Office
Ross Janssen is leaving his position as Health Information Privacy and Security Officer and Director of the Health Information Privacy and Security Office at the University of Minnesota on April 26. Until a replacement is named, Aaron Friedman will serve as Health Information Privacy and Security Officer, and Assistant Director John Jensen will manage operations of the Health Information and Privacy Security Office.
02/26/13 Updates to HIPAA Privacy and Security Training
The University has revised its Privacy and Data Security Training program. New online courses were released in the fall of 2012.
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