Electronic protected health information (ePHI)

ePHI is a protected health information (PHI) that is created, used, shared, or stored electronically. The PHI and ePHI are regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The PHI and ePHI list covers 18 identifiers, for example:

  • Geographic data
  • Social Security numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Medical record numbers
  • Account numbers
  • Health plan beneficiary numbers
  • Web URLs
  • Device identifiers and serial numbers
  • IP addresses
  • Any unique identifying number or code

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For more details on HIPAA read HIPAA journal.