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HIPAA and U.S. Clinical Trials: A Question & Answer Reference Guide 2014


This must-have reference guide is designed for persons or organizations that sponsor, conduct, or oversee clinical trials that depend on use and disclosure of research subjects’ past, present, or future health information as part of the good clinical practices (GCPs) to support various stakeholders’ roles. This guide is essential to those clinical trial stakeholders, including sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), investigators or delegates, institutional review boards (IRBs), and research subjects.


The 2014 HIPAA and U.S. Clinical Trials: Question & Answer Reference Guide includes the regulatory changes and updates from 2003 to present. Some of the key items covered include:


  • Common misunderstandings of the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule regarding clinical trials    
  • Monitoring electronic health records (EHRs) under HIPAA
  • Defining covered entities and hybrid entities
  • Authorizations and Clinical Trial Agreements mapping to ensure access to pertinent data
  • The use of Review Preparatory to Research to support subject enrollment
  • Changes to the requirements of Business Associates
  • Compound and future HIPAA Authorizations



This guide provides answers to tough questions about how to meet GCP and HIPAA requirements related to subject confidentiality and access to subject study data. The guide is ideal for setting clear expectations and improving study start-up, updating policy, preparing for audits, negotiating trial agreements, and much more!