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Protected Health Information (PHI)

ALTR protects PHI, from images to documents, by fragmenting them into distributed storage in a proprietary cloud vault. This vault uses blockchain-derived technology that ensures integrity as well as security. All access is forced through applications, where ALTR tracks and governs all credentialed access to safeguard privacy and prevent theft.

Protected Health Information is any data that is contained in medical records for an individual. This data can be exploited in many ways by thieves, and represents a significant privacy risk.


PHI was first defined by HIPAA, which maintains the responsibility of those who hold PHI in its Security Rule. The HIPAA Security Rule requires physicians to protect patients' electronically stored, protected health information (known as “ePHI”) by using appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of this information.