HIPAA

HIPAA Training:  Information about HIPAA Training is provided by the Emory University Office of Compliance.

Emory University Covered Component: School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Student Health Services at Emory University, and the Emory Clinical and Translational Research Lab (ECTRL). The Emory University Health Plan is also a covered component, but it is governed by separate privacy and security policies (as of 2/23/2017).

Individually Identifiable Health Information or Individually Identifiable Private Information:  Health Information, including demographic information collected from an Individual that is: (a) created or received by a Health Care Provider, Health Plan, employer, or Health Care Clearinghouse; and (b) relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an Individual; the provision of Health Care to an Individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an Individual; and (i) that identifies the Individual; or (ii) with respect to which there is a
reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the Individual.

Sensitive Information:  Sensitive Information is information regarding sexual attitudes, preferences or practices; information relating to the use of alcohol, drugs or other addictive products; information regarding an individual’s psychological well-being or mental health; genetic information or tissue samples; or information that if released might be damaging to an individuals’ financial standing, employability or reputation within the community or might lead to social stigmatization or discrimination.

Protected Health Information:  Individually identifiable health information that is transmitted by electronic media or transmitted or maintained in any other form or medium.

De-identified:  Information that has certain identifiers (Click here to see examples of identifiers) removed in accordance with 45 CFR 164.514 is no longer considered to be Protected Health Information.  It is important to note that voice recordings are considered identifiers.  If you plan to audio record interviews for transcription, even if you plan to destroy the source, these recordings are considered identifiable.