protected health information

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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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Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 160 and 165.
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failure to restrict redisclosure of individually identifiable health information by recipients that are not "covered entities.
Restoring public trust in our health care system and providing very specific limits on individually identifiable health information was possibly the reasoning for enacting HIPAA and its Privacy Rule.
Lawanda Jackson, 49, was indicted under seal on April 9 on charges of illegally obtaining individually identifiable health information for commercial advantage.
pdf) created new standards for electronic transactions, data security, unique patient identification numbers and the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
PHI is defined as individually identifiable health information that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health of, or the provision of healthcare to, a patient or resident.
protect individually identifiable health information from real or potential threats of disclosure through the setting and enforcing of standards; and
After reviewing more than 50,000 comments, the department published the final Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information on Dec.
Generally, HIPAA's goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system by standardizing the most common electronic transactions, and to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.

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