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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.

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A dollar store worker found hundreds of medical records tossed behind the store last week

ORT ORANGE, Fla. —A Family Dollar store worker found hundreds of medical records that were tossed in a dumpster behind… Read More

A D.C. area news team discovers how easy it is to find private medical information online

You can find almost anything on the Internet these days. The News4 I-Team discovered with just a few clicks and… Read More

Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner released a report about health records ending up dumpsters and the good news is that it’s happening less often

By Barb Pacholik, Leader-Post REGINA — While Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner has recently released yet another report about health records ending… Read More

MNsure officials are forced to explain a data breach at the Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A terminated MNsure employee who was blamed for a data security breach lead to the grilling… Read More

Ready or not, enforcement of the new HIPAA rules starts today

Washington’s enforcement of major changes to patient privacy rules starts this week, but many area doctors may not be ready.… Read More

A former Loyola University employee is charged with a felony after stealing a patient’s identity

Author Name Patrick Ouellette A former Loyola University Medical Center nurse, Katrina R. Spears, was charged with felony identity theft… Read More

The trust that runs Queen’s Hospital has seen staff data breaches almost double in the past year

The trust that runs Queen’s Hospital has seen data breaches by staff almost double in the past year. Med Buck,… Read More

Minnesota officials launched an investigation of a data breach of the state’s health insurance exchange

Written by Helen Gregg Minnesota officials have begun an investigation into a data breach at MNsure, the state’s health insurance… Read More

Medical identity theft “is an insidious crime and the consequences can be deadly”

Imagine being rushed to the hospital with appendicitis, but your medical chart – unbeknownst to you – shows that your… Read More

A Ponemon Institute survey finds medical identity theft is up and has affected 1.84 million people in the U.S. in 2013

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Medical identity theft is a national healthcare issue with life-threatening… Read More

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