What is PHI?
Protected Health Information (PHI or ePHI) is defined as “any information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that can be linked to a specific individual”, and consists of eighteen different “identifiers” which could connect specific details to a patient (such as photographs of the patient, their social security number or their telephone number). The Privacy and Security Regulations contained within HIPAA apply to medical professionals, health insurance providers, health insurance clearing houses (including fund administrators and managers), and any subcontractor who has access to protected health information (regardless of . . .
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