This is a statement heard by many, and it is a MYTH.
FACT: ePHI is everywhere. It is in every document, e-mail, scanned image, photograph, electronic fax, even voice messages that can identify a patient and includes information about their treatment, diagnosis or payment.
What is PHI?
Protected Health information (PHI)
- Identifiable (18 different identifiers)
- Plus treatment and/or diagnostic information
Electronic Protected Health information (ePHI)
- PHI in electronic form
- Words, images, voice files
- On any media