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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 U.S. OCR explains the data breach notification process for HIPAA

Author Name Patrick Ouellette Following an unsecured protected health information (PHI) breach, HIPAA covered entities must provide breach notifications to… Read More

The Sept. 23 deadline looms for businesses to comply with the HIPAA/HITECH changes on patient privacy

By Jaikumar Vijayan Organizations handling protected health information (PHI) have until Sept. 23 to comply with new security and privacy… Read More

Four million patients could be affected by medical info stolen from a Chicago-based medical group

Four unencrypted computers at a Park Ridge, Ill.-based administrative office of 200-site Advocate Medical Group serving the Chicago region were… Read More

State attorneys general express data security concerns to the HHS about health insurance exchange navigators

Author Name Patrick Ouellette A state Attorney General alliance recently wrote a letter to Department of Health and Human Services… Read More

A plan to sell confidential medical records to private companies for as little as £1 has been drawn up by officials. GPs will start sending NHS patient records to a central database under the new General Practice Extraction Service

By Stephen Adams A secret plan to sell  confidential medical records to private companies for as little as £1 has… Read More

In 2012, there were 1.85 million medical identity theft victims in the U.S., up 25% from the year before

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—It’s as creepy as fraud gets. While you are sipping a latte in Williamsburg, across the river on… Read More

Tax and medical records‬ were found dumped behind a Michigan church

By Dave Herndon MELVINDALE — Police officers recovered hundreds, if not thousands, of income tax returns and medical records out… Read More

Patient could face a £18,000 fine after she tried to remove ‎confidential‬ info from her medical‬ records

Article written by: Randeep Ramesh, Paul Dinsdale The retired garden historian’s experience is a cautionary one for NHS patients who… Read More