Parts of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations are designed to ensure our patients' privacy and the security of the information we use and retain within Fairview. Researchers accessing, using or retaining protected health information (PHI) of Fairview patients must abide by Fairview’s HIPAA-related policies.
If a patient’s privacy (such as PHI) is breached to an unauthorized individual or entity, then federal law requires that the breach be evaluated to determine if the patient should be notified. In order to comply with this law, Fairview Health Services requires that all breaches involving Fairview patients or research participants immediately be reported as follows:
Whether it is a misdirected fax or mailing or a more serious breach, such as the loss of a external-data drive containing patient information, be sure to report possible breaches as soon as possible.
Fairview Research Administration is responsible for the oversight and management of research-related policies, including the following:
Research Regulatory Affairs Officer, Fairview Research Administration
Phone: 612- 672-7680