HELPFUL DEFINITIONS

Terminology in Privacy Policies can be daunting. Clarification is necessary in order to understand what you are agreeing to.  We've included terms from our policy that we believe deserve more explanation. If you come across a term or phrase that you do not understand or believe needs further clarification, let us know. Chances are if you don't understand something, someone else doesn't either and we will certainly add it below. 

Activity Logs: Logs typically record the user details, as well as the time, date and location (IP address) of a change anytime PHR data are created, accessed, modified, deleted, released, or exported.

Personal Health Record (PHR): An individual’s collection ofhealth information that can be drawn from multiple sources and that is managed, shared, and controlled by or for the individual.

PHR Data

PHR Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Your name and contact information (i.e. address, phone number, email address)
  • Your medical history (i.e. conditions, treatments, and medications)
  • Your insurance claim data (i.e. health plan account numbers and bills)
  • Demographic information(i.e. age, gender, ethnicity, and occupation)
  • Computer information (i.e. IP address, “cookie” preferences)

PHR data can be either:

Identifiable Data - any PHR Data that connects to you as an individual such as names, health conditions and other identifiers. 

Anonymous Data -  are grouped with others’ information making it impossible to link to an individual.  Often names and other identifiers have been removed or altered as well.