The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to respecting and protecting patients’ and clinical research subjects’ rights to maintain the privacy of their health information and ensuring appropriate protection of all Protected Health Information (PHI). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal regulation which describes standards for protecting patient health information. Per HIPAA, the University of Hawaiʻi declares itself to be a Hybrid Entity and the list of UH Covered Entities is provided below.

Read the UH HIPAA Policy — EP 2.217 [PDF]

UH HIPAA Training

Training Description
HIPAA at UH: the Basics PowerPoint slides [PDF] PowerPoint presentation used for basic HIPAA training about the UH HIPAA policy
HIPAA for Coordinators PowerPoint slides [PDF] PowerPoint presentation used for HIPAA coordinators training
UH HIPAA Policy (Purpose, Objective, Requirements, Practices, Roles, and Procedures) [PDF] PowerPoint presentation for anyone interested or affected by the UH HIPAA Policy.
Who & What with HIPAA [PDF] PowerPoint presentation for anyone interested in UH organizations (less Research) affected by HIPAA.
Security Rule for IT Staffs [PDF] IT staffs who are requested to support electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
Sharing PHI for Research [PDF] ORS/ORC/OGC/Pls who want to share PHI for Research.
De-identified Data & Limited Data Sets [PDF] ORS/ORC/OGC/Pls who want to share PHI for Research.

UH Covered Entities (Health Care Component — HCC; Business Associate — BA)

Unit Unit Coordinator
Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO) — HCC Ashley Leinbach, Dir of Compliance, (808) 564-5914

Wendy Richards, Director, Information Technology, (808) 586-5851

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy — HCC Jennifer Aquiar, Asst Clin Educ Coord, Dept of Pharm Prac, (808) 932-7706
John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) — HCC Rory Kaneshiro, Dir Risk & Clin Affairs, (808) 692-1203

Vance Mizuba, Dir of Info Tech, (808) 692-1116

Kauai Community College Wellness Center — HCC Tammie Napoleon, Assoc Prof & Div Chair, (808) 245-8308
UH Hilo Student Medical Services — HCC Heather Hirata, Asst Dir, Stu Med Srvcs, (808) 932-7369
UH Manoa — Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) — HCC Dr. Kathrine Fast, Coordinator of Clinical Services, (808) 956-7927
UH Manoa Intercollegiate Athletics — HCC Jonathan Sladky, Staff Physician, (808) 956-8965
UH Manoa University Health Services — HCC Andrew Nichols, Dir University Health Services, (808) 956-8965
UH Maui College Campus Health Center & Dental Clinic — HCC Denise Cohen, Prof, Hlth Ctr, Nursing, (808) 984-3594
UH Manoa — Department of Psychology — Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy — Research, Evaluation, and Clinical Services and Training Project — BA Brad Nakamura, Professor and Co-Director, (808) 956-6359
UH Manoa SSRI — TASI/PHIDC — BA Sean Okamoto, Info Prog Asst, PEACESAT/TASI, (808) 956-8848
UH Manoa SSRI — Office for Evaluation and Needs Assessment Services (OENAS) — BA John P. Barile, Interim Dir. SSRI & Assoc. Prof. Psychology, (808) 956-7469
Center of Disability Studies (CDS), College of Education — BA William M Mihalke, Asst Spec, (808) 956-7878

External Standards and Regulations

Policy/Law Title How it Applies to UH
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Regulates the use, disclosure, and protection of individuals’ health information.