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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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Although the HIPAA privacy rule provides a legal basis for a minor to request that providers and health plans restrict disclosure of their protected health information or that they communicate with the minor in a confidential manner, (38) the effective implementation of these provisions requires the willing and active cooperation of both health care providers and third-party payers.
However, the purpose underlying the HIPAA consent is to obtain an individual's agreement to the use or disclosure of protected health information.
The probability and criticality of potential risks to electronic protected health information.
Health care providers and health plans may use and disclose protected health information for payment purposes.
When participants share protected health information the proposed rules require that they share no more than the minimum amount of information necessary to accomplish the intended purpose.
Even protected health information escapes the controls and penalties of the act once it is in the hands of a non-covered entity such as an employer, school, or marketing organization.
Employees must clearly understand that casual review for personal interest of patients' protected health information is unacceptable and against the law.
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.
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
Message encryption complies with government initiatives designed to guard the exchange of electronic protected health information such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act

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