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PHI News

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.

MEDICAL FILES FOUND IN TRASH

A garbage full of medical records, belonging to local healthcare provider University Medical Clinics, was found in the trash by… Read More

MEDICAL ID THEFT ON THE RISE

The recession has contributed to a rise in medical identity theft, and the problem is expected to worsen as more… Read More

OLD HOSPITAL RECORDS FOUND OUT IN OPEN IN ABANDONED BUILDING

Empty boxes containing documents with sensitive medical data were recently found in abandoned hospital in Alice, Texas. In addition to… Read More

NEVADA DENTIST CITED FOR TOSSED RECORDS

Pahrump dentist Peter Doan was recently penalized by the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners for dumping confidential patient records in… Read More

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