The privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) set forth requirements with respect to the use and disclosure of protected health information as well as provide patients and research subjects with certain rights related to their protected health information. Annual HIPAA privacy training is required under the HIPAA privacy rules for ECU employees and certain students, volunteers, and contractors who provide services within a designated ECU Health Care Component. Maintaining privacy of the protected health information of our patients and research subjects is paramount, and thus it is crucial that all relevant individuals complete the required HIPAA privacy training. Please read the following information below to determine which specific training you are required to complete. If you have questions regarding these guidelines, please contact the ECU HIPAA Privacy Office at 252-744-5200.
I. Brody School of Medicine and Designated ECU Health Care Components: Faculty, staff and students are enrolled in role based training modules through the Office of Institutional Integrity in coordination with department administrators. New employees are enrolled after attending New Employee Orientation. The training for students is administered through ECU Blackboard. Login using your PirateID and password. The training for faculty and staff is administered through Cornerstone. If you are not enrolled in the training please contact Lauren Perry at email@example.com
II. Non-Designated ECU Health Care Components: Faculty, staff and students from the following colleges/departments may refer to the designated contacts below for access to the HIPAA privacy training:
College of Allied Health Sciences: please contact Jean Merenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-744-1106.
Department of Psychology: please contact Dr. Tony Cellucci at email@example.com If your college or department is not listed please contact the ECU HIPAA Privacy Office.
III. ECU Students Enrolled in the Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program: Please contact Samantha Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-328-6001
IV. Non-ECU Visitors (shadowing, research, or volunteer experience): Please contact the BSOM Office of Generalist Programs: Dawn Robinson-Little at email@example.com or 252-744-3484
HIPAA Security Training:
Annual HIPAA security training is administered to all personnel who directly and indirectly provide support to a designated HIPAA system. To access this training, log in to the Cornerstone employee training system using your PirateID.
Additionally, identified HIPAA System Administrators are required to complete training relevant to the responsibilities of a HIPAA System Administrator. To access this training, log in to the Blackboard learning system. Please visit the HIPAA Security Training webpage or contact the IT Help Desk at 252-328-9866 for more information regarding this training.
Blackboard and Cornerstone Assistance:
If you encounter difficulty logging in to Cornerstone or Blackboard or require general support, call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 or visit the Blackboard support center.
For specific questions regarding HIPAA Privacy or Security:
If you have privacy-related questions, please contact the ECU Privacy Officer at 252-744-5200. If you have specific security questions regarding the HIPAA Security Rule, please e-mail the ECU HIPAA Security Officer at ITSecurity@ecu.edu or call 252-328-9000.
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