IT Security and Compliance

Research Information Systems includes IT Security for the research enterprise at Northwell Health. The IT Security team provides many services to help the Northwell Health research community protect electronic protected health information, or ePHI. (For a reminder of what constitutes ePHI, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page)

Services provided by Research Information Systems’ IT Security team include:

  • Vetting nonstandard systems (hardware & computing resources) and nonstandard applications and software to ensure security and compliance.
  • Granting temporary access to an electronic medical record for research monitors and auditors.
  • Tools for secure data storage and archiving, like ePHI drives
  • Encryption of portable devices like external hard drives and USB drives.