Confidential Patient Information

How does Life QI deal with patient identifiable data?

Confidential Patient Information is information that both identifies the patient, and includes some information about their medical condition or treatment. In the United States, it is generally refereed to as Protected Health Information (PHI).

If data contains information about medical treatments or conditions along with demographic data that could identify the patient, this is confidential patient information.

Life QI is not designed to accept or store confidential patient information, and as such it should not be entered. The datasets used in quality improvement projects are generally aggregated from a population so there is no requirement to add information about individual patients.

Our User Terms of Use (agreed to by all users of the system) prohibit the entry of confidential patient information into Life QI.