Welcome to the Privacy & Information Security Website

Vanderbilt University Medical Center participates in the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) Health Information Exchange (HIE). The VHAN HIE is a secure electronic system that allows participating health care providers to share your health information in order to treat you promptly and manage your care and services. VHAN has strong safeguards in place to keep your information secure whenever it is accessed, sent or used within the HIE. If you have questions about the VHAN HIE or wish to change your Opt Out/Opt In preference call the VUMC Privacy Office at 615/936-3594. You can also visit the VHAN website at www. vhan.com/hie for more information.

VHAN HIE Opt In Form
VHAN HIE Opt Out Form

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") provides comprehensive guidance for patients including their privacy rights concerning the use or disclosure of their medical information. These rights are described in detail in the Notice of Privacy Practices.

VUMC's Privacy Office and Information Security Office have teamed up to provide: answers and guidance for improving the privacy and security of the computing environment and; maintain compliance with HIPAA and other regulatory requirements regarding the creation, processing, storing and transmission of VUMC confidential information including protected health information.

We have created pages for our patients and visitors as well as pages for our faculty and staff. The Notice of Privacy Practice Page and the HIPAA at VUMC Page highlight the patient's right for privacy and is open to all. The Privacy Office and Information Security Page are for our staff and faculty.

We invite you to take the time to review our site. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Privacy Office @ privacy.office@vanderbilt.edu.