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protected health information

Health information which relates to a person’s physical and/or mental health, healthcare received, or its payment. If the information identifies or provides a reasonable basis to believe it can be used to identify an individual, it is considered protected health information.

protected health information

Health informatics Any individually identifiable health informatlon that is used or circulated by an entity that falls under the governance of HIPAA; the privacy regulations mandate safeguards for protected health information, and the responsibility for malntalning them also extends to third-party business partners. See HIPAA, Medical privacy, Patient confidentiality, Pretty good privacy, Privacy.

pro·tec·ted health in·for·ma·tion

(PHI) (prŏ-tektĕd helth infŏr-māshŭn)
An umbrella term embracing all data collected and stored in any medium relating to the health of the individual patient. This legal construct forbids passing along such information to a third party without the express permission of the patient or the patient's deputy.

pro·tec·ted health in·for·ma·tion

(prŏ-tektĕd helth infŏr-māshŭn)
An umbrella term embracing all data collected and stored in any medium relating to the health of the individual patient. Legal construct forbids passing along such information to a third party without the express permission of the patient or the patient's deputy.
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However, the purpose underlying the HIPAA consent is to obtain an individual's agreement to the use or disclosure of protected health information.
When protected health information is disclosed, a minimum necessary standard applies: All reasonable efforts must be made not to disclose any more than is necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the disclosure.
Employees must clearly understand that casual review for personal interest of patients' protected health information is unacceptable and against the law.
Who: The forum, sponsored by the PHI Protection Network (PPN), is open to anyone responsible for managing protected health information, overseeing patient records, privacy, or data security at hospitals and healthcare organizations, including CISOs, CIOs, IT security, privacy and compliance personnel.
People would obtain this information by requesting an access report, which would document the particular persons who electronically accessed and viewed their protected health information.
Verizon is one of the first top-tier providers to offer these specialized services, which will include the secure storing of electronic protected health information (ePHI) in Verizon's Terremark data centers.
Since these types of applications don't typically use protected health information (PHI; i.
June 15 webinar to feature panel discussion of strategies for financial organizations to mitigate risk of protected health information (PHI) disclosure
June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile devices-thumb drives, smartphones, external hard drives, tablets and laptops-are increasingly exposing protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare space, with threat risks growing, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Message encryption complies with government initiatives designed to guard the exchange of electronic protected health information such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act
Company releases annual breach report of protected health information (PHI).

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