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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.

5 Myths of Compliance in Cloud and Virtualized Environments

News for Dec 7, 2017: 5 Myths of Compliance in Cloud and Virtualized Environments

North Carolina county paralyzed as hacked computer files are held for ransom

News for Dec 6, 2017: North Carolina county paralyzed as hacked computer files are held for ransom

Alleged Final Photo of Charles Manson in Hospital Published, Possibly Violates Privacy

News for Dec 6, 2017: Alleged Final Photo of Charles Manson in Hospital Published, Possibly Violates Privacy

Do your employee medical files meet ADA privacy requirements?

News for Dec 7, 2017: Do your employee medical files meet ADA privacy requirements?

Health departments learn how to collect data on asthma, abide by HIPAA

News for Dec 6, 2017: Health departments learn how to collect data on asthma, abide by HIPAA

Mecklenburg government paralyzed as hacked computer files are held for ransom

News for Dec 5, 2017: Mecklenburg government paralyzed as hacked computer files are held for ransom

OCR: 8 tips to ensure former employees don’t leak PHI

News for Dec 4, 2017: OCR: 8 tips to ensure former employees don’t leak PHI

“Complete Balderdash” – A judge balks at a corporate plea deal he can’t see

News for Dec 4, 2017: “Complete Balderdash” – A judge balks at a corporate plea deal he can’t see

Patient records from now-closed clinic found in unsecured dumpster

News for Dec 4, 2017: Patient records from now-closed clinic found in unsecured dumpster

Patient claims St. Charles Health nurse illegally shared PHI, sues system for $500k

News for Dec 4, 2017: Patient claims St. Charles Health nurse illegally shared PHI, sues system for $500k

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