Build trust by protecting patient privacy

Breach Notification

Whenever a breach of protected health information (PHI) occurs, the Privacy Office must provide written notification to the patient and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The Privacy Office conducts a risk assessment to determine whether or not a breach has occurred.

Examples of potential breaches:

  • Leaving paper records accessible in your home or vehicle
  • Misdirecting a faxed patient record to a restaurant
  • Posting x-rays on the internet
  • Putting PHI in the regular trash instead of the recycling/blue bin
  • Stolen computers, laptops, thumb drives
  • Collecting patient information for potential research without approval
  • Accessing a patient record out of curiosity or concern
  • Blogging about a patient care event on FaceBook

You must report all suspected privacy and information security violations.

contact us
Privacy Officer
Sheila Wrobel
402-559-6767
swrobel@unmc.edu

Campus Compliance Specialist
Deb Bishop
402-559-5136
dbishop@unmc.edu

Information Security Officer
Sharon Welna
402-559-2545
swelna@unmc.edu

Information Security

The ITS Help Desk
402-559-7700


Call 402-559-7700 to report a privacy or information security incident.


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