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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.

The Ponemon Institute estimates that medical identity theft affects 1.5 million people in the U.S

By Jordan Robertson Arnold Salinas knows a lot about the person who stole his identity. He’s 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. He… Read More

Medical records from a U.K. hospital were discovered in a woman’s garden

BY DONNA DEENEY Medical records containing intimate details of patients being treated in a Western Trust hospital have been dumped… Read More

Half of health care organizations surveyed don’t have confidence in detecting data theft or loss

by Deanna Pogorelc As the use of mobile devices, file-sharing software and cloud services has been on the rise among… Read More

A laptop was stolen from home, exposing hundreds of patients’ medical records in Arizona

By Hillary Davis A burglar swiped a laptop and hard drive containing sensitive medical and personal data for hundreds of… Read More

A NY health care provider is sentenced to 12 years in prison for $10 million Medicare fraud and HIPAA identity theft

Defendant Stole Patient Records From Nursing Homes To Create And Submit False Medicare Claims Earlier today, Helene Michel, an owner… Read More

Patient records were discovered on a U.K. road

A woman who found two courier bags containing patients’ medical records on a busy road in Devon has said she… Read More

A new Tennessee law requires the destruction of PHI following medical litigation

Jackson Lewis LLPJoseph J. Lazzarotti In 2012, medical malpractice defendants and their defense attorneys earned the right to petition the… Read More

A VA medical center in South Carolina notifies 7,405 patients of a data breach Friday

Author Name Patrick Ouellette Will the government slap another government organization on the wrist for a patient data breach? We… Read More

A California man wants to sell Michael Jackson’s medical records that he found in a dumpster

APRIL 4–With trial looming in the wrongful death suit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and children, a Los Angeles man… Read More

A grand jury in Georgia charges 12 defendants with tax fraud and identity theft from stolen medical records

Author Name Kyle Murphy, PhD A federal grand jury in Savannah, Ga., has handed down six indictments April 2 to… Read More