Protected health information

Protected health information,

Definition of Protected health information:

  1. Medical information included in a patients health file that is protected under HIPAA and not available to unauthorized parties. This also includes information that the patient provided for a specific purposes whether it be electronically, orally, or via written documentation. The responsibility of privacy falls on the entity and its third-party affiliates that handle the information. Protected health information can be released at the request of the patient.

Meaning of Protected health information & Protected health information Definition