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Security Rule

Security Rule - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Privacy, HIPAA

The HIPAA Security Rule works in conjunction with the HIPAA Privacy Rule to protect electronic patient information.


New technologies, like Health Link, are allowing UWHC to continually improve the quality and efficiency of patient care, but these new technologies also present new risks to patient privacy. By adopting the administrative, physical and technical safeguards that the Security Rule requires, UWHC protects our patients’ privacy while taking advantage of these new technologies.

Some of the ways that UWHC keeps electronic patient information protected are by:

If you have questions about the HIPAA Security Rule, please contact the UWHC Privacy Officer.