health information

Under HIPAA this is "… any information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium that (a) is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or healthcare clearinghouse; and (b) related 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." [45 CFR 160.103]

Definition reproduced with permission of FOX Systems Inc. and HIPAA Consulting.

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