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Patient Notification of Data Collection

Patient Notification of Data Collection

This document shall provide notice to patients that the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Healthcare Information Collection program (THCIC) receives patient claim data regarding services performed by UT Health East Texas. The patients claim data is used to help improve the health of Texas, through various methods of research and analysis. Patient confidentiality is held to the highest standard and your information is not subject to public release. THCIC follows strict internal and external guidelines as outlined in Chapter 108 of the Texas Health and Safety Code and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
For further information regarding the data being collected, please send all inquiries to:

Bruce Burns THCIC
Dept. of State Health Services Center for Health
Statistics, MC 1898 PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Moreton Building, M-660 1100 West 49th Street Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512-776-7261
Fax: 512-776-7740