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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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If a cloud services provider learns that it's handling protected health information, it must comply with the HIPAA rules, return the information to the customer, or, if the customer prefers, destroy the protected health information, officials say.
In fact, the chaos caused by a lack of a national consent disclosure standard could affect everyone who, under existing laws, has the ability to control access to protected health information. This makes it critical to demonstrate a legally compliant methodology for making these records interoperable.
HITECH enhanced the requirements a little bit further, especially with respect to the business associate agreements, and also with electronic protected health information. And then [it] also enhanced enforcement.
As with the issue of informed consent for the medical care of minors, the MHs also defers to state law on the matter of disclosing or withholding minors' protected health information from adults.
(2) An entity may reveal a patient's name, room, and general condition to "persons who ask for the individual by name" but "must inform an individual of the protected health information that it may include in a directory and the persons to whom it may disclose such information ...
* Conduct training to inform staff about appropriate uses and disclosures of protected health information.
A continuing lack of compliance by providers may compromise HIPAA's overall objectives and "jeopardize the ability to maintain privacy of protected health information," HIMSS Director of Professional Services Joyce Sensmeier said.
When IIHI is transmitted or maintained by a covered entity, it becomes Protected Health Information, or PHI:
The struggle between HIPAA's privacy rules and subpoenas for "protected health information" (PHI) is an ongoing issue that needs to be resolved, and this article is intended to assist in that resolution.
The security rule specifically mandates that the pharmacy control the "availability, confidentiality and integrity of protected health information" in its possession.
A: The amount of protected health information (PHI) your staff is using, disclosing, or requesting is subject to the minimum necessary provision of the HIPAA regulations.
It places responsibility on health care providers to avoid using or disclosing protected health information (PHI) unless authorized by the person to whom it pertains, or unless the disclosure or use is required or permitted by regulation or law.

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