Module 1: Introduction to HIPAA
Module 2: Fundamentals of PHI
Module 3: The Privacy Rule – Uses, Disclosures, and Compliance
Module 4: The Security Rule – Uses, Disclosures, and Compliance
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2.1.1 PHI Identifiers

The HIPAA Privacy Rule outlines guidelines for safeguarding all stored or transmitted individually identifiable health information. Several PHI identifiers are listed below.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Dates (including birth date, admission date, discharge date, date of death, and exact age if over 89)
  • Telephone numbers
  • Fax number
  • Email address
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Medical record number
  • Health plan beneficiary number
  • Account number
  • Certificate or license number
  • Web URLs
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Device identifiers and serial numbers
  • Finger or voice print
  • Photographic images
  • Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers
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