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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.

Henry Ford Health System notifies more than 15k patients that X-rays containing personal info were stolen

July 22 X-rays possibly containing personal information about 15,417 Henry Ford Health System patients were stolen from a Detroit warehouse… Read More

Samaritan Health Services investigates medical records found in the trash in Oregon

By CANDA FUQUA Samaritan Health Services is performing an internal investigation into a possible privacy breach after a woman on… Read More

The Office for Civil Rights orders the Monroeville 911 dispatch center to investigate the PHI given to a former police chief

Author Name Patrick Ouellette The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) told the Monroeville 911 dispatch center back in March that… Read More

Sutter Health notified 4,500 patients of a data breach‬

By Mary Zhou In early June, letters were sent to about 4,500 patients of Sutter Health hospitals notifying them of… Read More

Confidential hospital records were found on an Australian roadside

Thirty Wagga Base Hospital patients have had their privacy severely compromised after their medical histories were literally thrown to the… Read More

Employees were fired after a data breach‬ at a L.A. hospital

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Five medical workers have been fired over a patient data breach at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the… Read More

WellPoint agrees to pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for violating ‎HIPAA‬ regulations

By Larry Dignan WellPoint, a managed health care giant, agreed to pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health… Read More

A Texas hospital notified thousands of former patients whose personal info was on decades-old records that turned up in a parkAa

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth says it is notifying hundreds of thousands of former patients whose personal information… Read More

A Nebraska doctor’s office has alerted more than 2,000 patients that their health information was compromised after a thumb drive was lost

Author Name Patrick Ouellette Wedgewood Legacy Medical, a Lincoln, Neb. doctor’s office has alerted 2,125 patients that their protected health… Read More

Indiana welfare clients’ info shared with other clients.

By Ken Kusmer of The Associated Press Tuesday, July 2, 2013 – 7:53 am INDIANAPOLIS — The personal information of… Read More

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