9.6 Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Definition: Introduction to digital versions of patients’ paper charts containing information about their medical history. 9.6 Electronic Health Records (EHR) Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are…

9.7 Breach

Definition: Explanation of an impermissible use or disclosure of PHI that compromises its security. 9.7 Breach A breach in the context of HIPAA refers to…

9.8 Phishing

Definition: Overview of a cyber-attack where individuals are tricked into revealing sensitive information. 9.8 Phishing Phishing is a cyber-attack where individuals are tricked into revealing…

9.9 Opt-Out Option

Definition: Introduction to patients’ right to decline participation in marketing communications. 9.9 Opt-Out Option The Opt-Out Option refers to patients’ right to decline participation in…

9.10 HIPAA Officer

Definition: Explanation of an individual responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance within an organization. A HIPAA Officer is an individual responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance within…

9.5 Minimum Necessary Standard

Definition: Overview of the principle that only the minimum information necessary should be accessed or disclosed for a specific purpose.

9.2 Protected Health Information (PHI)

Definition: Exploration of any information related to an individual’s health condition, treatment, or payment for healthcare. 9.2 Protected Health Information (PHI) PHI encompasses any information…