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A. HIPAA affects everyone in our SACE. HIPAA clearly applies to clinical operations. However, the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules touch research, marketing, fundraising, and other activities. Medical researchers often rely on PHI. HIPAA insists that researchers get patient authorization and IRB approval before using or disclosing PHI. Our OHCA contains a number of non-profit institutions. Our patients are a primary audience for marketing and fundraising initiatives that benefit the School of Medicine and its departments. PHI is also used and disclosed when teaching medical and other health professions students. Anyone who works with or accesses PHI is affected by HIPAA even if they are not in our SACE or OHCA. Business associates are outside individuals or firms to whom we give access to our patient data. In return, they give us services. Business associates are subject to many of HIPAA’s requirements. more
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