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.
Please read the information below to determine which training you are required to complete.
HIPAA Security Training:
|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 Compliance in coordination with department administrators. New employees are enrolled after attending New Employee Orientation. Temporary employees are enrolled ninety days after attending New Employee Orientation. The training is administered through ECU Blackboard. Login using your PirateID and password.
If you are not enrolled in the training please contact Miraf Bisetegne 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:
If your college or department is not listed please contact the ECU HIPAA Privacy Office.
- College of Allied Health Sciences: please contact Jean Merenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-744-1106.
- College of Human Ecology: please contact Richard Ramirez at email@example.com
- College of Nursing: please contact Kathy Rogerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-744-6420; or Dr. Alta Andrews at email@example.com
- Department of Psychology: please contact Dr. Tony Cellucci at firstname.lastname@example.org
|III. ECU Students Enrolled in the Primary Care Physician Shadowing Program:
Please contact Gail Wallace at email@example.com
|IV. Non-ECU Visitors (shadowing, research, or volunteer experience):
Please contact the BSOM Office of Generalist Programs: Dawn Robinson-Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-744-3484
Annual HIPAA security training is administered to all personnel who directly and indirectly provide support to a designated HIPAA system. Additionally, identified HIPAA System Administrators are required to complete training that focus on the responsibilities of a HIPAA System Administrator. Please visit the HIPAA Security Training
webpage or contact the IT Help Desk at 252-328-9866 for more information regarding this training.
Blackboard Assistance: If you cannot login into Blackboard or are unfamiliar with Blackboard and need general support, visit Blackboard Online Support.
For specific questions regarding HIPAA Privacy or Security: If you have privacy-related questions, please direct these questions to Micki Jernigan, JD, MPH, ECU HIPAA Privacy Officer at email@example.com or call 744-5200. If you have specific security questions regarding the HIPAA Security Rule, please e-mail your questions to Margaret Umphrey, ECU HIPAA Security Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-328-9000.