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Individually Identifiable Health Information (IIHI)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  Information that is a subset of health information, including demographic information collected from an individual, and: (1) Is created or received by a healthcare provider, health plan, employer, or healthcare clearinghouse; and (2) Relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of healthcare to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of healthcare to an individual; and (i) That identifies the individual; or (ii) With respect to which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-66 Rev. 1 (45 C.F.R., Sec. 160.103)