Fact Sheets

Understanding Some of HIPAA's Permitted Uses and Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have worked collaboratively to develop a series of topical fact sheets on HIPAA Permitted Uses and Disclosures that provide examples of when PHI can be exchanged under HIPAA without first requiring a specific authorization from the patient, so long as other protections or conditions are met. More info here