April 6, 2012
To fulfill the University’s compliance obligations with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the HITECH Act, Leslie Pfeffer was appointed as the Interim University HIPAA Privacy Officer and Eric Schmidt as the Interim University HIPAA Security Officer, effective February 23, 2012. They are charged with the oversight, monitoring, and coordination of HIPAA Compliance efforts for the University. Responsibility for privacy matters related to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and security matters related to the HIPAA Security Rule will fall to Leslie and Eric respectively. In these capacities, they are accountable to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Council and the IU Vice President of University Clinical Affairs, D. Craig Brater, M.D.