The first John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Compliance and Cyber Security Awareness Week will be held from October 13-17, 2014. The event coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
“A Culture of Compliance”
The purpose of the event is to build a culture of compliance at JABSOM, educate employees and students about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and raise awareness of information technology security. There are 2,400 JABSOM physician faculty and researchers, residents and fellows, medical students, and staff.
The week-long event will feature the launch of JABSOM’s online HIPAA training course for researchers and research staff, located on the JABSOM website at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/jabsom/admin/hips. The modules focus on HIPAA and research, including how HIPAA applies to JABSOM; what PHI is; when research consents and waivers apply; and what information security safeguards help protect PHI. The training demonstrates JABSOM’s commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). PHI means any individually identifiable health information, held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral.
Cyber security will be highlighted and communicated to JABSOM personnel throughout the week. The HIPAA Security Rule requires JABSOM to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for protecting electronic PHI. “JABSOM is dedicated to protecting individual privacy and maintaining strong security practices for HIPAA and all other aspects of information technology,” said Hank Glaspie, Director of the JABSOM Office of Information Technology.
In our main photo, Chief Simulation Specialist Kris Kawahara hides simulated patient data on a monitor in the Sim Tiki Center. Look for posters around campus featuring some of our favorite people demonstrating ways you can protect your computer data!