Compliance Corner: Access to Confidential Patient Information (PHI)

Protected Health Information (PHI) is any information about a patient and can come in many different forms. It can be electronic, on paper, or spoken/heard words. It may include patient name, address, employer, date of birth, telephone number, email address, Social Security number, account number or photo. Patients receiving medical care expect this information to remain private. Every patient, or parent/guardian of a child, is required to fill out a…

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