Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

What is HIPAA?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a complex regulation that affects many researchers at the University of Massachusetts medical School. The HIPAA regulation was designed to protect the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Is My Research Covered By HIPAA?

HIPAA is applicable if your research study uses or will use Protected Health Information belonging to UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMMC).

HIPAA forms to be used for research purposes only:

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