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De-Identified Information



Effective Date: March 2019



Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Columbia University Healthcare Component (CUHC) to use and disclose de-identified information, rather than Protected Health Information (PHI) when appropriate and consistent with university and legal requirements, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).


Reason(s) for the Policy

CUHC is committed to protecting patient privacy as mandated by applicable city, state, and federal laws and regulations and must comply with legal requirements, including HIPAA, and its policies, when de-identifying information and using or disclosing such information.




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