Research: Laws, regulations, and internal policies

A. Laws and regulations to follow when managing patient information:

  1. ARRA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  2. HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  3. Security of Health Data (GS 130A-374)
  4. Confidentiality of Records (GS 130A-143)
  5. Centers for Medicate and Medicaid, Meaningful use

B. Additionally, the following CMHS Policies apply when managing patient information:

  1. HIPAA Minimum Necessary Policy #HS-COM013
  2. Confidentiality, Security and Integrity of Data/Information Policy #HS-IS003 
  3. Safeguarding Protected Health Information Policy #HS-COM024
  4. Data Integrity and Validation Policy #HS-IS019
  5. Device and Media Control Policy #HS-IS020
  6. Encryption and Decryption Policy #HS-IS037
  7. Institutional Request for Patient Information Policy #HS-IS044
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