Definition Thursday: Personal Health Information (PHI)
Personal Health Information (PHI):
Refers to 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 medical care. This information is covered by HIPAA privacy protections and cannot be sold unless it is being used for public health activities or research.
Finding the appropriate electronic medical record (EMR) software for your practice can be a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of choices available and many factors to consider. The quality and work flow of your practice depend on your making the right selection, as does your ability to collect payments from the U.S. government. To make matters worse, most information sources out there utilize a myriad of abbreviations and acronyms further complicating the process and causing frustration. To help minimize this, each Thursday MedicalRecords.com Blog will publish a relevant abbreviation or acronym you will come across during your EMR software search!
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