Protected Health Information (PHI)

Protected Health Information (PHI)

Any individually identifiable health information transmitted or maintained in any form or medium that is held by a covered entity or its business associate; identifies the individual or offers a reasonable basis for identification; is created or received by a covered entity or an employer, and relates to a past, present or future physical or mental condition, provision of healthcare or payment for healthcare to that individual.

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