Patient privacy is central to the care we provide at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Patients entrust us with their confidential health information. It is our job to handle that confidential information with care.
As health care providers, it is also our duty to comply with federal and state laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA is a large federal law that helps patients by protecting the privacy and security of health information and giving them certain rights with respect to their health information. HIPAA's main effect on UWHC is to require everyone working here - employees, students, volunteers, contractors and our business associates, to follow the rules that help ensure we treat our patients’ health information with the proper care.
Notice of Privacy Practices
Selected HIPAA-Related UWHC Policies
Access to Electronic Information Systems (#1.02)
Electronic Medical Record Audit (#4.39)
The Minimum Necessary Rule (#6.30)
Protected Health Information (#4.13)
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Info for Fundraising (#6.34)
UWHC Privacy Training (#9.10)