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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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Privacy Rule A regulation issued by HHS to establish national standards to protect and guard against the misuse of individually identifiable health information. Formal title is Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information; Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information; General Administrative Requirements Including, Civil Money Penalties: Procedures for Investigations, Imposition of Penalties, and Hearings.
With respect to information to be provided to an individual who is the subject of the individually identifiable health information about a use, a disclosure, rights, and remedies, provides the greater amount of information.
A business associate is a person or entity who, on behalf of a covered entity, performs or assists in a function involving the use or disclosure of individually identifiable health information.
Standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Register, 2000 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164.
The basic structure of the HHS privacy rule distinguishes consent from authorization for the use or disclosure of individually identifiable health information (called "protected health information"), and it further distinguishes disclosures with either consent or authorization from those without such permission.
The legislation establishes three levels of criminal penalties for knowingly obtaining or using individually identifiable health information in violation of any of the regulations.
The Department of Health and Human Services promulgated rules on electronic transactions and code sets in August 2000 and standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information in December 2000--and the privacy rule that was finally adopted in April this year.
* Health Information: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulates the collection, transmission and use of individually identifiable health information.
More than 900 comments submitted during the first two weeks of the comment period asked the Health and Human Services Department to make changes to its Standards for Privacy for Individually Identifiable Health Information.
In giving patients greater access to and control over their personal health information and providing boundaries for use and security of that information, the Privacy Rule directly applies only to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers who transmit health information in electronic form ("covered entities") in their use and disclosure of "protected health information."(49) "Protected health information" is defined as "individually identifiable health information" regardless of its form or format.(50) In certain situations, the Privacy Rule also applies to a covered entity's business associates.
(2) Nothing in this part modifies, limits, or supersedes the standards governing individually identifiable health information promulgated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the authority of sections 262 and 264 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments on the proposed rule on "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information." The subject of the proposed rule--how to craft federal rules to protect against inappropriate use of patient-identifiable health information, while at the same time permitting the coordination and delivery of high-quality healthcare--is one of the most important issues facing federal health-policymakers today.

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