Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 9 | Lecture: c | Slide: 9
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
Lecture:HIPAA Privacy Rule
Slide content:Identifiers Contained in Protected Health Information (PHI) Name Address (street address, city, county, ZIP code) Names of relatives Names of employers E-mail address Fax number Telephone number Birth date Finger or voice prints Photographic images Social Security number Internet protocol (IP) address Any vehicle or device serial number Medical record number Health plan beneficiary number Account number Certificate/license number Web URL Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code 9
Slide notes:What types of identifiers fall under PHI? The HIPAA definition of PHI is broad and comprehensive. The regulations define nineteen different types of patient data that can be PHI. Obviously, this includes information such as name and address, but it also includes ZIP code, employers e-mail address and telephone numbers, photographic images, Social Security number, medical record number, and any web URLs associated with the patient. Finally, any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code is also considered PHI. 9