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Personal health information (PHI) (also referred to as protected health information) is demographic information, medical history, test and laboratory results, insurance information and other data that is collected by a health care professional to identify an individual and determine appropriate care.

Overview Edit

"[T]he following data elements associated with an individual — alone or in combination — are interpreted as PHI by many laws:

References Edit

  1. 2015 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, at 2.

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