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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.

Visitors are encouraged to return to PHI News periodically to stay abreast of the latest trends in related legislation and enforcement of HIPAA's new data protection requirements.

THOUSANDS OF PATIENT RECORDS FOUND IN LANDFILL

Four Boston-area hospitals are investigating a breach of patient confidentiality by an external, independent billing agency (e.g. business associate), which… Read More

HIPAA PHARMACY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

The Office for Civil Rights this week confirmed that it is investigating Walgreens in relation to a four-year-old story involving… Read More