Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Final Privacy Rule Preamble.. Use.


We proposed to define "use" to mean the employment, application, utilization, examination, or analysis of information within an entity that holds the information. In the final rule, we clarify that use refers to the use of individually identifiable health information. We replace the term "holds" with the term "maintains." These changes are for clarity only, and are not intended to effect any substantive change.