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Fast Facts: What is Protected Health Information?

Protected Health Information, often referred to as PHI, is a concept applicable to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Enforcement Rules. PHI is individually identifiable health information, which means that it is health information that can be linked to a specific person. Learn more about how HIPAA protects PHI and who must comply with those protections in our Fast Facts on PHI.

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