Privacy Definitions

  • H

    HCCA (Health Care Compliance Association)

    The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) is a nonprofit, individual membership organization that aims to help health care professionals with ethics and compliance.

  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

  • HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA)

    Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a contract between a HIPAA-covered entity and a HIPAA business associate (BA).

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes the first national standards to protect patients' personal health information.

  • O

    Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is an organization within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS),

  • P

    protected health information (PHI) or personal health information

    Personal or protected health information (PHI) is a record of a patient's treatment and medical history that includes personally identifiable information.

  • WMTS (wireless medical telemetry service)

    WMTS (wireless medical telemetry services) is the remote monitoring of a patient's physiological parameters, such as pulse and respiration rates, with radio technology.

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