What you need to know
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted on August 21, 1996 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
HIPAA compliance encompasses limitations on uses and disclosures of PHI and ePHI safeguards against inappropriate uses and disclosures, and individuals’ rights with respect to their health information.
PHI and ePHI
PHI (Protected Health Information) or ePHI (Electronic Protected Health Information). PHI includes any IIHI that is transmitted by electronic media, maintained in electronic media, transmitted or maintained in any other form or medium.