Working with the Privacy Office team and under the direction of the Privacy Director, helps drive compliance with federal and state privacy regulations, including HIPAA privacy. Monitors, analyzes, investigates and reports on information privacy compliance.
Serves as intake for patient and staff reports of information privacy incidents and concerns
Prevents, detects and responds to information privacy concerns and incidents
Coordinates any necessary investigations, mitigation, sanctions and other corrective action with appropriate workforce members including human resources, management and information technology
Assists with the development of risk assessments and breach notifications, when required, and within regulatory timeframes (e.g., notifications to individuals and the Secretary).
Maintains incident documentation in compliance with regulatory requirements for all information privacy complaints or concerns.
Reporting and Metrics
Accurately enters data for tracking and reporting purposes
Assists in the ability to track, locate and report on information documented.
Auditing and Monitoring
Conducts routine and targeted audits of electronic protected health information to identify inappropriate or unauthorized access and/or disclosure.
Conducts periodic site or risk area privacy audits to identify and mitigate risks to information privacy compliance.
Training and Awareness
Enhances privacy training and education by assisting with the development, maintenance, and delivery of information privacy training and guidance materials
Develops and enhances annual required learning for all Fairview employees, specialized training for certain workforce members, and updated training in the event of changes to law, policy and/or procedure or in response to privacy trends
Delivers in-person and/or virtual privacy training sessions
Consultation and Guidance
Serves as a Fairview-wide resource to answer questions regarding health information privacy by responding to phone, email, and other inquiries from patients, staff, and providers
Develops guidance materials and resources for staff
Participates in special interest group meetings as they related to privacy
In conjunction with the Privacy Director, identify and assess privacy risks
Assists in the development and implementation of programmatic projects and/or topic management (e.g., business associate, data loss prevention, privacy partnership strengthening and new clinic orientation)
Policies and Procedures
Identifies and confirms the need for policymaking in response to incidents, new laws and business changes
Assists in the revision and creation of policies needed to guide Fairviews privacy program and practices.
College degree in Business Administration, Legal Studies, Health Information Management, healthcare or related area. Or Associates degree with extensive healthcare experience.
Two years of experience in a health care or legal setting
Two years HIPAA privacy and/or security experience in a healthcare environment
Certified in healthcare privacy and security (CHPC or CIPP); Registered health information administrator or technician (RHIA or RHIT) or related privacy or health information management certification
Additional Requirements (must be obtained or completed within a period of time) :
Experience with Microsoft Office tools.
Understanding of state and federal privacy regulations including HIPAA
Ability to investigate and discover relevant facts in response to an incident and analyze findings of fact to come to a conclusion
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.