ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Protected Health Information (PHI) Project

Protected Health Information (PHI) Project Overview

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), via its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), in partnership with The Santa Fe Group, which manages the Shared Assessments Program and its Healthcare Working Group, and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), co-administered this initiative on the financial impact of breached protected health information (PHI). The "PHI Project" culminated in a report targeted at those responsible for safeguarding PHI. The report is designed to help healthcare industry stakeholders understand the potentially devastating repercussions of a PHI breach and to provide them with a methodology for determining an appropriate level of investment needed to secure PHI.

 Download your free copy of "The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security"


We extend our thanks to the PHI project sponsors:

Premium Sponsors

Clearwater Compliance LLC DriveSavers Data Recovery

Partner Sponsors

AFFINION SECURITY CENTER Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC. BKD, LLP. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc Utica College Deluxe Enterprise Operations Direct Computer Resources, Inc Europ Assistance USA ID Experts Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd Terra Verde LLC


The PHI initiative brought together professionals from across the industry: including health care providers, payers and insurers, other health care services organizations, data breach prevention and recovery firms, legal experts on privacy and security, and others, providing a range of perspectives.


Jim McCabe,
Senior Director, Standards Facilitation;

 Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative