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Take Common-Sense Steps (Safeguards) Around Patient Information

Take Common-Sense Steps (Safeguards) Around Patient Information - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Privacy, HIPAA, Privacy Rule

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The first thing you must do is take common-sense steps to protect patient information in your work area. HIPAA says you must "safeguard" patient information in your work area, so others won't come into contact with it. If patients or others see information that is not protected, they can file a formal HIPAA complaint. 

Here are some "safeguards" you should take to avoid HIPAA complaints:

If you have questions about the safeguard requirement, please contact your supervisor or a HIPAA Privacy Officer.