When we collect medical information from research subjects or patients (protected health information or “PHI”), we are responsible for protecting the privacy of those data. But we hear about more and more instances where PHI are lost or stolen. If you work with PHI, what should you do to protect those data? In this month’s article, we discuss what you need to know to store, transmit, and work safely with PHI. And BU and BMC IT have created a website with easy-to-access tools to assure that your phone, your tablet, or your laptop are secure and suitable to handle PHI.
Also check out :
- “The CRRO Corner” to learn about the upcoming training in Conduct of Clinical Research for 2014.
- “Dear IRB” to learn about requirements for student research.
- “Things to Know” to learn more about student research.
Learn more at www.bu.edu/crtimes.
Thomas J. Moore, MD, Editor