designees understand that the use of Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards is intended to provide enhanced
protections for individually identifiable health information. Clinicians or
designees also understand they will be expected to comply with these standards
and to use, protect, and disclose Protected Health Information (PHI) only in
accordance with the scope of their duties. Unauthorized release or use of PHI
will result in performance improvement action, up to and including termination
|Clinicians or designees further understand that the HIPAA security regulations address PHI in electronic format, to include portable and desktop computers (both hardware & software) or any other device capable of receiving or transmitting PHI. Clinicians or designees assume responsibility for the security of the devices and confidentiality of the PHI within his/her scope of control. Clinicians or designees will take reasonable steps to mitigate incidental disclosures and report to the appropriate supervisor any unauthorized disclosure, or potential of disclosure, of protected health information (e.g. theft of laptop, unauthorized access or log in, etc.).
|Clinicians or designees recognize that the unauthorized release of certain trade secret information is detrimental to the interests of Optum. Such information includes, but is not limited to, business strategies, technology and technical data, patient lists, contracts and information regarding contract negotiations, concepts, clinical research protocols, data, and agreements, materials, product design, formulae, marketing data and plans, financial data, and any intellectual property therein or related thereto. Trade secret information is a special, valuable and unique asset of Optum, therefore, clinicians and their designees are expected to safeguard all of Optum’s trade secrets, and the unauthorized release of any information therein or related thereto is strictly prohibited.
|WHEN AN AUTHORIZED USER IS NO LONGER PART OF YOUR OFFICE PRACTICE, YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE THE OPTUM CONNECT PHYSICIAN PORTAL ACCESS FORM WITH THE TERMINATION DATE AND YOUR INITIALS (OR YOUR DESIGNEE FROM THE PRACTICE), AND SUBMIT IT TO CSD SO THAT WE CAN TERMINATE THAT USER’S ACCESS.