Note that this system allows administrators to control which fields contain PHI data and how those fields are handled without actually viewing the data in the PHI fields. Access to viewing PHI data is controlled separately and not provided to administrators unless granted explicitly.Example PHI Levels
The following table provides example PHI-level assignments for fields. These are not recommendations or best practices for PHI assignments.
|PHI Level||Example Data Fields|
|Restricted PHI||HIV status|
Social Security Number
Credit Card Number
Clinical Billing Info
|Limited PHI||ZIP Code|
|Not PHI||Heart Rate|
Annotate Fields with PHI Level
The user interface for editing fields is changing. To mark the PHI level of individual columns in datasets, lists, issues, and specimen data, use the field properties editor
as shown here:
To mark the PHI level of columns in assay data, sample sets, data classes, site user properties, study additional properties, and extensible table definitions, use Advanced Settings
in the new field editor
For Developers: Use XML Metadata
As an alternative to the graphical user interface, you can assign a PHI level to a column in the schema definition XML file.
In the example below, the column DeathOrLastContactDate has been marked as "Limited":
Possible values are:
The default value is NotPHI.
Review the PHI XML Reference