Rutgers University-Newark Health Services since 2007 uses an electronic system, Medicat, for appointment scheduling and medical record charting.
The Security Officer is designated as person-in-charge of clinical records. The Health information’s storage, retrieval, maintenance, security, and back-up are handled by the RU Newark Computing Services. Health Services-Newark and Newark Computing Services have adopted an Information Management Plan for safeguarding the confidentiality and privacy of the health and financial information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Any release of protected medical information has to comply with the Rutgers University-Newark Health Services HIPAA policy.