ECU Research HIPAA Compliance

The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the privacy rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of protected health information (PHI) needed for patient care and other important purposes.

Research HIPAA Compliance helps ECU researchers know the limitations at the university when conducting research using PHI, while sharing vital research rules governing data storage.

For non-research HIPAA compliance questions, please refer to the ECU Office of Institutional Integrity.