Tag: Protected health information


Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was first introduced in 1996 by U.S congress. The main focus of this act was to enhance the efficiency of the health care system of the U.S. Later in the year 2002 HIPAA privacy rule came into existence with the goal of protecting the confidentiality of patients and ….  Read More


What is Considered PHI under HIPAA?

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Protected health information known as PHI is any identifiable health information that is used, maintained, stored, or transmitted by a HIPAA-covered entity. Any information about individual or patient’s past present or future physical or mental health, and the provision of any healthcare comes under PHI. Other information such as healthcare billing, demographic data, conversation between ….  Read More