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UH HIPAA Information

The University of Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i declares itself to be a Hybrid Entity and the list of UH Covered Entities is provided below.

The UH HIPAA Policy - EP 2.217 - is available HERE.

UH HIPAA Training
Training    Description
HIPAA at UH: the Basics powerpoint slides Powerpoint presentation used for basic HIPAA training about the UH HIPAA policy
HIPAA for Coordinators powerpoint slides Powerpoint presentation used for HIPAA coordinators training
UH HIPAA Policy (Purpose, Objective, Requrements, Practices, Roles, and Procedures) Powerpoint presentation for anyone interested or affected by the UH HIPAA Policy.
Who & What with HIPAA Powerpoint presentation for anyone interested in UH organizations (less Research) affected by HIPAA.
Security Rule for IT Staffs IT staffs who are requested to support electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI).
Sharing PHI for Research ORS/ORC/OGC/Pls who want to share PHI for Research.
De-identified Data & Limited Data Sets 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 Sandra (Siri) Thompson, 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
Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences - BA Cindy Scheopner, Project Coordinator, (808) 956-8999
UH Manoa SSRI - TASI/PHIDC - BA Sean Okamoto, Info Prog Asst, PEACESAT/TASI, (808) 956-8848
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.