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Definitions Edit

General Edit

Individually identifiable health information (IIHI) is

[i]nformation, including demographic information, that relates to past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of a member and can be used to identify the member.[1]

HIPAA Edit

Individually identifiable health information (IIHI) is

information that is a subset of health information, including demographic information collected from an individual, and:
(1) Is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, employer, or health care clearinghouse; and
(2) Relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual; and
(i) That identifies the individual; or
(ii) With respect to which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual.[2]

References Edit

  1. Privacy and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates, App. E, Glossary.
  2. 45 C.F.R. §160.103.

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