In the age of digitization, keeping data secure is of the utmost importance. The privacy and security of patient health information is a top priority for the ASR. That’s just one reason why we follow all Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Protected Health Information (PHI) regulations. The ASR PHI is secured, maintained, and released in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, including HIPAA regulations. Likewise, all personnel who process, generate reports, or otherwise have contact with PHI must uphold the patient’s rights to confidentiality. This policy refers to all information resources, whether written, verbal, or electronic, and whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.

Additionally, our staff has been trained in HIPAA privacy and security. We are committed to routinely auditing users’ access to patient information to assure that these standards are upheld. Security assessments for participating sites are available as needed.