Oct 17: Navigating Human Subjects Research Compliance at UH


October 17th, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Panel Presentation with Moderator Venkataraman Balaraman, MD

In 2017, UH implemented HIPAA Policy EP2.217. UH declared itself a hybrid covered entity under HIPAA, and JABSOM and UH Cancer Center declared themselves covered components within UH. All UH covered components must comply with HIPAA. Under HIPAA, Protected Health Information received or maintained by anyone at UH may not be used or disclosed for research except in compliance with HIPAA and all applicable UH policies. As a result of this policy, the process for human subjects research approvals at UH has had to be modified to comply. Learn from representatives of UH Information Technology Services, Office of Research Services, Office of Research Compliance, UH Cancer Center and JABSOM Privacy Boards about their roles in human subjects research and HIPAA compliance, and the associated processes. Limited refreshments provided.

Panel Bios
Venkataraman Balaraman, MD is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, JABSOM; Core Director, RKS, RMATRIX-II; Neonatologist with Kapiolani Medical Specialists.

Leonard R. Gouveia, Jr. is Director of the UH Office of Research Services.

David Horio, MD is Chair of the UH Cancer Center Privacy Board and member of the JABSOM Privacy Board.

Jodi Ito is the UH Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology since 2000 and has been with UH since 1982. She is responsible for the security and protection of the information assets across the UH System.

Rory Kaneshiro is Interim Chair of the JABSOM Privacy Board. She also is Director of the JABSOM Office of Risk and Clinical Affairs, overseeing compliance, risk management, and legal affairs for JABSOM, working closely with the UH Office of General Counsel. She is also Chief Compliance Officer for University Health Partners of Hawaii.

Kari Kim is a member of the JABSOM Privacy Board and the UH Biomedical Sciences IRB.

Victoria Rivera is Director of Research Compliance at UH and Interim Research Integrity Officer.