HIPAA Privacy and Security Program
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Program is part of Mount Sinai's robust Audit & Compliance Services Department. As such it furthers Mount Sinai's commitment to excellent patient care by striving to assure the privacy, security, accessibility and integrity of our patients', research subjects' and employees' protected health information (PHI).
The department oversees development of requisite privacy and security policies and associated forms, including a comprehensive Notice of Privacy Practices. It also investigates privacy and security complaints and breaches and provides regulatory guidance to hospital staff, full time faculty and voluntary medical staff regarding HIPAA- related issues. It develops and provides annual HIPAA refreshers and targeted training sessions as appropriate. It conducts both scheduled and ad hoc audits and a biannual security risk assessment to ensure that Mount Sinai complies with federal, state and local regulations as well as with institutional regulations.
Notice of Privacy Practices (NOPP)
Authorization to Disclose to Third Party
Patient Access Request
Revocation of Authorization
Request for Amendment
Request for Amendment [PDF]
HIPAA Privacy and Security
Heather Chamides, MSW
Director HIPAA Education and Security Data Integrity
Mount Sinai Health System
Dagmar Kostkova, MPH
Privacy and Security Analyst