| Types of Information that must be protected |
What is the definition of PHI in our policies?
Protected health information or PHI is any individually identifiable health information, in any format, including verbal communications. “Individually identifiable” means that the health or medical information includes or contains any element of personal identifying information sufficient to allow identification of the individual, such as the patient’s name, address, electronic mail address, telephone number, or social security number, or other information that, alone or in combination with other publicly available information, reveals the individual’s identity. PHI includes patient billing and health insurance information and applies to a patient’s past, current or future physical or mental health or treatment.