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Electronic protect health information (ePHI) is

any protected health information (PHI) which is created, stored, transmitted, or received electronically. All protected health information (PHI) is subject to the federal HIPAA regulation. It refers to any information that identifies an individual (usually a patient) and relates to at least one of the following:
  • The individual's past, present or future physical or mental health
  • The provision of health care to the individual
  • Past, present, or future payment for health care

Information that can identify an individual includes either the individual's name or any other information that could enable someone to determine the individual's identity.

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