HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a law that protects patient health information and privacy.
CU Medicine along with the University of Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital adhere to HIPAA legislation by establishing policies and procedures to ensure patient confidentiality and the protection of patient information.
Learn more about our HIPAA policies and privacy practices
In 1996, Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the purpose of which is to protect health information by establishing transaction standards for the exchange of health information, security standards, and privacy standards for the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information. CU Medicine, the University of Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital are covered components of this legislation.
Aaron Van Artsen
HIPAA Privacy Officer
University of Colorado Medicine
Find out more about HIPAA at the University of Colorado
CU Medicine maintains affiliate relationships with several other healthcare facilities. Information about affiliate patient privacy practices may be accessed by visiting their respective website:
The Children’s Hospital
Veterans Health Administration
National Jewish Medical Center