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properPHIdisposal regularly posts summaries of news items that convey the importance of proper PHI disposal and the risks associated with improper disposal. When possible, all paraphrased news items will credit the source of the information and provide links to the originating content.

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DUMPED PATIENT DATA NETS URGENT CARE $50000 FINE

Last fall NAID covered a story on Prompt Med, a Greensboro, North Carolina urgent care center guilty of improperly disposing… Read More

HHS RELEASES RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE RELATED TO HIPAA SECURITY RULE

The “Security Rule” of HIPAA, one of 5 HIPAA “Rules,” specifically covers the security of electronically recorded information. Recently, HHS… Read More

HHS WARNS OF TOUGHER HIPAA ENFORCEMENT

At the Safeguarding Health Information conference in Washington, D.C. last month, Susan McAndrew, deputy director for privacy at the Department… Read More

INVESTIGATION: MEDICAL RECORDS DISCOVERED IN LOCAL DUMPSTERS

ABC Action News, in an ongoing investigative series, discovered hundreds of private patient records in dumpsters outside of medical offices.… Read More