As an employee, contractor, appointee, detailee, intern, or consultant (hereafter referred to as “DHS staff”), you are obligated by law and by DHS policy to protect PII to prevent identity theft or other adverse consequences, such as a privacy incident, compromise, or misuse of data. You should exercise care when handling all PII.Is PII protected by HIPAA?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule was constructed with a set of national standards to ensure that a patient's privacy and health information are continuously protected. Under this rule, HIPAA-covered entities are required to protect a patient's personally identifiable information (PII) as protected health information (PHI) while providing a positive patient experience.Which are considered PII?
Personally identifiable information (PII) is information that, when used alone or with other relevant data, can identify an individual. Sensitive personally identifiable information can include your full name, Social Security Number, driver’s license, financial information, and medical records.