Electronic Personal Health Information
ePHI is the acronym for Electronic Personal Health Information.
Personal health information (PHI) created, transmitted, or stored in electronic form. ePHI includes any electronic version of PHI, such as electronic medical records, electronic health records, electronic communications between healthcare providers, and electronic health information exchange.
ePHI is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. HIPAA sets standards for the security of ePHI and requires covered entities (such as healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses) and their business associates to implement appropriate technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI.
The use of ePHI has become increasingly common in the healthcare industry in recent years, as it can improve the efficiency and accuracy of healthcare processes and facilitate the exchange of health information among healthcare providers. However, it is important to protect ePHI to ensure the privacy and security of individuals’ health information.
- Abbreviation: ePHI