Glossary of Compliance

Compliance Glossary

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De-Identified Information

De-Identified Information is health information that does not identify an individual if covered entities hold that there is no reasonable cause to believe that it can be used to identify an individual. 

The HIPAA privacy rule specifies two methods to de-identify PHI. 

– Expert determination method which applies statistical or scientific principles to conclude that there is very small risk that the recipient can identify the individual. 

– In the Safe harbor method, 18 identifiers are removed.

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