Privacy and Security of Health Information
UTMB Health is committed to protecting the privacy of our patients and keeping their health information secure. Ac-cording to the federal law named the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA), you have rights concerning the use of individually identifiable health information. The primary purpose of this law is to provide stand-ards to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information, provide individuals with better access to their health information and standardize this access among states, decrease health care fraud and abuse and, most importantly, protect your personal health information.
If you feel your health information has been misused in any way, please call the UTMB Health Privacy Office at (409) 747-8700. You may also call our anonymous Fraud, Abuse and Privacy hotline at (800) 898-7679.
Patient Privacy (HIPAA)