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Data Security and eUCI

Agencies that collect client data, either on paper or electronically, are responsible for protecting the data. Data security is defined by Public Health Data Standards as “physical, technological, or administrative safeguards or tools used to protect identifiable health information from unwarranted access or disclosure."  

Data security entails attention to security and also requires attention to protecting the privacy of client information in accordance with HIPAA and other requirements. Ryan White data collection systems use the eUCI (Unique Client Identifier), an algorithm that meets the highest privacy and security standards.

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Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

  • Data and Reporting TA Team
    February 2015

    Overview of responsibilities of RWHAP grant recipients regarding data security, examples of effective data management strategies to protect Personal Health Information (PHI), and a review of HIPAA regulations.

  • Data and Reporting TA Team
    September 2014

    This series of brief videos covers many of the fundamental concepts behind the Ryan White Services Report (RSR) for new and experienced grantees.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
    January 2010

    Web-based training modules to building skills of RWHAP grant recipients and subrecipients on collection, use, and sharing of data.  

Tools and Job Aids