Clinical Technologies and HIPAA Compliance

The Office of Institutional Integrity (OII), in conjunction with the University healthcare data steward, oversee the adoption and use of healthcare-related information technologies. OII’s partnership with ITCS provides a uniform process for the Brody School of Medicine, ECU School of Dental Medicine, ECU Allied Health, ECU College of Nursing, ECU Health and Student Health Services to request and receive guidance in the selection, development and implementation of hardware, software systems, databases and third party IT services that support clinical research and operations for the purposes of assuring compatibility with existing East Carolina University and ECU Health healthcare-related information technology systems, promoting operational efficiency, limiting storage of patient information outside the university’s designated Electronic Health Record (EHR) system(s), and ensuring both patient and university data are protected within the scope of applicable university policies, government regulations and state laws.

The scope of OII and the healthcare data steward is the review of departmental uses of ITCS-approved technologies.

To initiate the purchase and/or implementation (including “free”) of a new technology or upgrade of an existing technology, contact ECU Materials Management or visit the ITCS Technology Purchase Process webpage.

For questions related to ECU’s HIPAA Privacy or Security Rule compliance, please contact the Office of Institutional Integrity:

Phone: 252-744-5200