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UNC Health Privacy Office

UNC Health has made a strong commitment to protecting the privacy and security of patient information. To that end, numerous safeguards have been put in place, including the implementation of privacy policies and procedures, an audit program, and privacy education and training for the UNC Health workforce.

The UNC Health Privacy Office has oversight responsibility for HIPAA compliance in the UNC Health System. Our office serves as a resource for the UNC Health System workforce and our patients and fosters a culture that values privacy through awareness.

The Privacy Office provides meaningful advice and guidance on privacy best practices and expectations for the UNC Health System community. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your protected health information (PHI).

Privacy Topics

  • Release of PHI to Family & Friends
  • Sensitive PHI
  • Encryption
  • Identity Theft and Password Requirements
  • Social Media Guidance


How to Report an Incident


UNC Health Privacy Resources


External Privacy Resources