What is “health information” for purposes of the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov?

What is “health information” for purposes of the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov?

For purposes of the Mobile Device Privacy and Security subsection of HealthIT.gov, “health information” is information about a patient’s medical condition or medical history that can be used to identify a patient.  Health information can include “protected health information” as defined by HIPAA. Examples of health information include a patient’s name, medical information, medical record number, billing information, insurance information, email address, phone number, mailing address, birth date, text or emails from or to patients, and text or emails to or from providers and other professionals regarding patients.

Read HHS OCR guidance on the HIPAA Privacy Rule. 



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