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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.

Patient’s Details on Facebook After Call Blunder

A shocking catalogue of blunders by Northern Ireland’s health trusts, which exposed the private details of hundreds of vulnerable patients,… Read More

ETX Health Care Worker Pleads Guilty to HIPAA Violations

A 33-year-old Lufkin, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney… Read More

Boston Hospital Loses Laptop with Patients’ Personal Information

A physician’s unencrypted personal laptop that may have contained protected health information on 3,900 patients at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconness… Read More