Overview of Key Research Concepts under the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

HIPAA Privacy Rule Research Guidance (Main Page)

Protected Health Information (PHI) is created or received by a "covered entity", including a health care provider, and relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health, or a condition of an individual, or relates to payment for an individual's health care, or relates to the provision of health care in the past, present, or future, and identifies an individual or could be used for identifying an individual.

List of HIPAA identifiers:

Preparatory to Research Activities
Are defined as:

Limited Data Set Guidance (LDS)PHI of Decedents

UW-Madison Health Care Component (HCC)

Human Subjects Research and the HIPAA Privacy Rule

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