Protected Health Information (PHI)

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Protected health information (PHI): “Individually identifiable health information” is information, including demographic data, that relates to:

•The individual’s past, present or future physical or mental health or condition, •The provision of health care to the individual, or •The past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to the individual, and that identifies the individual or for which there is a reasonable basis to believe can be used to identify the individual. •Individually identifiable health information includes many common identifiers (e.g., name, address, birth date, Social Security Number).