Please know that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any images that contain Protected Health Information (PHI).
PHI is any information which was created, used, or disclosed in the course of providing a health care service and can be used to identify a patient. This includes images. 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.
In order for health data to be considered PHI and regulated by HIPAA it needs to be two things:
Types of PHI include: