Note that this system allows administrators to control which fields contain PHI data and how those fields are handled without actually viewing the data in the PHI fields. Access to viewing PHI data is controlled separately and not provided to administrators unless granted explicitly.Example PHI Levels
Typical PHI-level assignments for fields. These are not recommendations or best practices for PHI assignments. The following table is provided to make the PHI levels more vivid and easily understood. Assignments will vary for different applications and different contexts.
|PHI Level||Data Fields|
|Restricted PHI||The most sensitive categories of data. |
Social Security Number
Credit Card Number
Clinical Billing Info
|Limited PHI||ZIP Code|
|Not PHI||Heart Rate|
Annotation Fields with PHI Level
For Developers: Use XML Metadata
As an alternative to the graphical user interface, you can assign a PHI level to a column in the schema definition XML file.
In the example below, the column DeathOrLastContactDate has been marked as "Limited":
Possible values are:
The default value is NotPHI.
Review the PHI XML Reference