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HIPAA Definition Index

The terms below link to their definitions in the HIPAA Regulations and/or HITECH Act. Many of HITECH's defined terms use the same definition for the term in HIPAA.

Access
Act
Administrative Safeguards
Administrative Simplification Provision
ALJ
ANSI
Authentication
Availability
Board
Breach (HITECH definition of Breach)
Breach of Security
Business Associate (HITECH reference for Business Associate)
Certified EHR Technology
Civil Money Penalty
CMS
Code Set
Code Set Maintaining Organization
Common Control
Common Ownership
Compliance Date
Confidentiality
Contrary
Correctional Institution
Covered Entity (HITECH reference for Covered Entity)
Covered Functions
Covered Health Care Provider
Data Aggregation
Data Condition
Data Content
Data Element
Data Set
Descriptor
Designated Record Set
Designated Standard Maintenance Organization (DSMO)
Direct Data Entry
Direct Treatment Relationship
Disclose (HITECH reference for Disclosure)
EIN
Electronic Health Record
Electronic Media
Electronic Protected Health Information
Employer
Encryption
Enterprise Integration
Facility
Family Member
Format
Genetic Information
Genetic Services
Genetic Test
Group Health Plan
HCPCS
Health Care
Health Care Clearinghouse
Health Care Component
Health Care Operations (HITECH reference for Health Care Operations)
Health Care Provider (HITECH reference for Health Care Provider) (Second HITECH reference for Health Care Provider)
Health Information (HITECH reference for Health Information)
Health Information Technology
Health Insurance Issuer
Health Maintenance Organization
Health Oversight Agency
Health Plan (HITECH reference for Health Plan) (Second HITECH reference for Health Plan)
HHS
Hit Policy Committee
Hit Standards Committee
Hybrid Entity
Implementation Specification
Indirect Treatment Relationship
Individual
Individually Identifiable Health Information
Individually Identifiable Health Information
Information System
Inmate
Integrity
Laboratory
Law Enforcement Official
Maintain or Maintenance
Malicious Software
Manifestation or Manifested
Marketing
Maximum Defined Data Set
Modify or Modification
More Stringent
National Coordinator (Second HITECH reference for National Coordinator)
Organized Health Care Arrangement
Other Persons Held in Lawful Custody
Password
Payment (HITECH reference for Payment)
Person
Personal Health Record
Pharmacist
PHR Identifiable Health Information
Physical Safeguards
Plan administration functions
Plan Sponsor
Protected Health Information (HITECH reference for Protected Health Information)
Psychotherapy Notes
Public Health Authority
Qualified Electronic Health Record
Reasonable Cause
Reasonable Diligence
Relates to the Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
Required by Law
Research
Respondent
Secretary (HITECH reference for Secretary)
Security or Security Measures (HITECH reference for Security)
Security Incident
Segment
Small Health Plan
Standard
Standard Setting Organization (SSO)
Standard Transaction
State (HITECH definition of State) (Second HITECH definition of State)
State Law
Subcontractor Summary Health Information
Technical Safeguards
Trading Partner Agreement Transaction
Treatment (HITECH reference for Treatment)
Unsecured PHR Identifiable Health Information
Unsecured Protected Health Information
Use (HITECH reference for Use)
User
Vendor of Personal Health Records
Violation or Violate
Willful Neglect
Workforce
Workstation

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