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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.

Three Ventura County hospitals sent untreated medical or pharmaceutical waste to local landfill

News for Oct 29, 2017: Three Ventura County hospitals sent untreated medical or pharmaceutical waste to local landfill

Hackers Can Exploit Medical Device to Access Patient Information, Feds Advise

News for Oct 26, 2017: Hackers Can Exploit Medical Device to Access Patient Information, Feds Advise

Court: HIPAA Violations are Grounds for Termination

News for Oct 20, 2017: Court: HIPAA Violations are Grounds for Termination

U.S. Healthcare Sector Plagued by Cyber Breaches Caused by Human Error: Beazley

News for Oct 19, 2017: U.S. Healthcare Sector Plagued by Cyber Breaches Caused by Human Error: Beazley

HIPAA Compliance and the Role of the Business Associate

News for Oct 18, 2017: HIPAA Compliance and the Role of the Business Associate 

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

News for Oct 19, 2017: Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

EPA Working w/U.S. Virgin Islands To Remove 130,000 lbs Of Stockpiled Medical Waste At Hospitals

News for Oct 16, 2017: EPA Working w/U.S. Virgin Islands To Remove 130,000 lbs Of Stockpiled Medical Waste At Hospitals

Medical biohazard waste found at Prescott’s trash station

News for Oct 3, 2017:  Medical biohazard waste found at Prescott’s trash station

Palmetto Health fined for mishandling hazardous waste

News for Aug 15, 2017: Palmetto Health fined for mishandling hazardous waste

Untreated medical waste dumped at the local landfill brings demands for change

News for Aug. 15, 2017: Untreated medical waste dumped at the local landfill brings demands for change

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