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information technology and participate in new delivery and payment reform models.


Physicians involved in research can learn more on the National Institutes for Health’s Information for Researchers webpage, http://privacyruleandresearch .nih.gov/pr_08.asp. Managing Your Medical Records, a


How to render PHI “deidentified”


Physicians may need to use deidentified records for various purposes, such as re- search, demographic and public health studies, or operational purposes like cre- dentialing. Deidentified health informa- tion as defined by HIPAA is not protected health information (PHI) and thus the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not cover it. To create a deidentified record accord-


ing to HIPAA, you must remove all of the following information about a patient, as well as similar information about the patient’s relatives, employer, and house- hold members:


• Name; • Street address, city, county, precinct, and ZIP code;


• Dates directly related to any indi- vidual, including birth date, admis- sion date, discharge date, and date of death;


• Telephone numbers; • Fax numbers; • Email addresses; • Social Security number; • Medical record number; • Health plan beneficiary number; • Account number; • Certificate/license numbers; • Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers including license plate numbers;


• Device identifiers and serial numbers; • Web universal resource locators (URLs);


• Internet protocol (IP) address num- bers;


• Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints;


• Full-face photographic images and any comparable images; and


• Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code.


The Texas Medical Association Council on Health Care Quality and TMF Health Quality Institute are excited to host the NEW TexMed 2013 Quality Poster Session.


This is a great opportunity for Texas practices to share quality improvement successes and best practices for improving patient care. All TMA member physicians and their practices are encouraged to apply.


• First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive special recognition at TexMed 2013 and in Texas Medicine, TMA’s monthly magazine.


• All selected submissions will be listed in Texas Medicine magazine.


• All selected submissions will receive a modest honorarium.


TEXMED 2013


QUALITY POSTER SESSION DETAILS


WHERE:


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, TX


WHEN: TexMed 2013


Saturday, May 18, 2013 HOW:


Contact


posters@texmed.org for more information and an application packet.


May 2013 TEXAS MEDICINE 47


Texas Medical Association publication, has more information about HIPAA and Texas privacy rules, privacy practices,


patients’ rights, release of medical re- cords, consent, and disclosure. The pub- lication is available for purchase from the TMA Education Center, http://bit.ly /UZcQvA. n


Crystal Zuzek is an associate editor of Texas Medicine. You can reach her by telephone at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1385, or (512) 370-1385; by fax at (512) 370-1629; or by email at crystal.zuzek@texmed.org.


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