Definition[edit | edit source]

Health care information is

any data or information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, that identifies or can readily be associated with the identity of a patient or other record subject; and 1) relates to a patient’s health care; or 2) is obtained in the course of a patient health care from a health care provider, from the patient, from a member of the patient’s family or an individual with whom the patient has a close personal relationship, or from the patient’s legal representative.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. American Health Information Management Association, Health Information Model Legislation Language.
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