A-Z Glossary of Information Security and Social Engineering Terms

Protected Health Information (PHI)

Protected Health Information (PHI)

This refers to any health information that is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school, university or healthcare clearinghouse. The information can relate to the physical health, mental health or condition of any individual, in the past, present or future, as well as the provision of healthcare to an individual, or payment for this, in the past, present or future.

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