Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Slide content:HIPAA Privacy Rule Applies to protected health information (PHI) Applies to all forms or medium Individually identifiable health information Name/address Phone number E-mail address SSN Photograph 11
Slide notes:The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to what is termed protected health information, or PHI, that is held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associates. The term PHI refers to individually identifiable health information that is transmitted electronically, maintained in electronic media, or transmitted or maintained in any other form or medium. Obvious examples of individually identifiable information are the patients name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, Social Security number, and photograph. However, many other kinds of information are considered capable of uniquely identifying the patient. These include birth date, admission date, discharge date, medical record number, and date of death, if applicable. 11