HIPAA Privacy and COVID-19 Compliance
COVID-19 HIPAA Privacy Statement
How We Collect Information About You:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and its employees and volunteers collect data through a variety of means including but not necessarily limited to letters, phone calls, emails, and voicemails that are either required by law or necessary to maintain compliance with Federal, State, and City of Chicago guidelines for COVID-19.
What We Do Not Do with Your Information:
COVID-19 information that you provide to us in writing, via email, on the phone (including information left on voicemails), contained in, or attached to applications, or directly or indirectly given to us, is held in strictest confidence.
How We Do Use Your Information:
Information is only used as is reasonably necessary to maintain compliance with Federal, State, and City of Chicago guidelines for COVID-19. Loyola University Chicago collects and maintains Protected Health Information (PHI) related to COVID-19 in the following manner.
- Point-n-Click is a medical records system used by the Wellness Center and contains PHI for diagnostic testing and other health services.
- data is a contact tracing application used by the Contact Tracers to research positive COVID diagnosis cases and potential exposures for quarantine and contains limited PHI for those purposes.
- Loyola Health App Admin Functions – Contains COVID-19 testing results/diagnosis related information & vaccine information. Used by the Wellness Center, Contact Tracers, COVID Care Coordinators, COVID Compliance Team
- Testing Results & Compliance Dashboards - Contains limited PHI, including testing results/diagnosis related information that is also used by the Wellness Center, Contact Tracers, COVID Compliance Team
Information We Do Not Collect:
Joan Holden, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Health and Safety Officer, Management, Policy, and Command
Director, Wellness Center
Jim Pardonek, CISSP
Chief Information Security Officer
Associate Director, Information Technology Services