Allina Health follows both state and federal regulations regarding the use and disclosure of patient medical record data for research purposes.
Minnesota State Statute Requirements
Under Minnesota Statute Sections 144.291 to 144.298, Allina Health must meet specific requirements before it can release a patient's medical record for research purposes. Read Release of Patient Identifiable Medical Records for Research Purposes - Policy Number RES 100.02 for more information.
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, Allina Health investigators and business unit personnel must meet specific requirements for the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) for research purposes. Read Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information for Research - Policy Number PC311 for more information.
Release of Patient Identifiable Medical Records for Research Purposes - Policy Number RES 100.02
Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information for Research - Policy Number PC311
HIPAA Research Guidance
HIPAA Requirements for Research Flow Chart
What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?
Matrix -- Disclosure of Records for Research Purposes
Guidance for Minnesota Statute Sections 144.291 to 144.298
Research Disclosure Forms: Submit these forms to the facility's Health Information Department when requesting patient information. Do not submit these forms to the IRB Administrative Office.
IRB Administrative Office
Mail Route 10105
PO Box 43
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0043
Allina Commons at Midtown Exchange
Mail Route 10105
2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407-1321