Protected Health Information (PHI) is any information in a medical record which was created, used, or disclosed in the course of providing a health care service and can be used to identify a patient. PHI is protected under HIPAA and all students, faculty, & staff who come into contact with Protected Health Information are obligated to follow HIPAA compliance guidelines regarding how to avoid disclosing it in order meet the requirements of the law.
We take very seriously any identifiable violation of Protected Health Information (PHI) taking place within the OHSU Library at the BICC or the Learning Resource Center in the CLSB. Cases of PHI disclosure in the Library will be reported to the appropriate school or department for retraining or disciplinary action.
In order for health data to be considered PHI and regulated by HIPAA it needs to be two things:
Types of PHI include: