JHSPH, HIPAA & Research
JHU Policy authorizes the JHSPH IRB as a HIPAA Privacy Board. This means that the JHSPH IRB may review and approve the access to and use of Protected Health Information (PHI) (e.g., medical record information, clinical billing records, insurance information, Medicare information, pharmacy records, etc.) in research conducted by its faculty, staff, and students. Please review our HIPAA FAQs before submitting a research application that involves accessing PHI.
Select from the documents and guides below to help prepare your research application, to access PHI from Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and from non-JHM sources. All investigators and research staff who are working with protected health information must complete the CITI module on HIPAA: Health Privacy Issues for Researchers.
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION FROM JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE (JHM)
(See an updated list of JHM covered entities)
Researchers will ask participants to sign a HIPAA Authorization permitting access to medical/billing record information.
Research seeking access to medical records for sole purpose of identifying potentially eligible study participants Preparatory to Research
Secondary Data Analysis
Research using existing PHI from Johns Hopkins Medicine, including:
Research involving PHI of Decedents
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION FROM NON-HOPKINS INSTITUTIONS
All types of PHI disclosures
Questions? Please contact the JHSPH IRB Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.