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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.

A California hospital notifies thousands of patients that their personal info was exposed

News for  November 20, 2013: A California hospital notifies thousands of patients that their personal info was exposed.

Thousands of pages of medical records were scattered across a Georgia road

News for November 7, 2013: Thousands of pages of medical records were scattered across a Georgia road.

A stolen hard drive exposes confidential information of more than 7,100 patients in Ohio

News for November 5, 2013: A stolen hard drive exposes confidential information of more than 7,100 patients in Ohio.

Prescription fraud is just one consequence of medical identity theft

News for November 5, 2013: Prescription fraud is just one consequence of medical identity theft.

Up to 70 sets of patient records go missing every day from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire

News for October 25, 2013: Up to 70 sets of patient records go missing every day from the University Hospital… Read More

AHMC Healthcare suffers a large PHI data breach and has notified 729,000 patients

News for October 22, 2013: AHMC Healthcare suffers a large PHI data breach and has notified 729,000 patients.

A former Broward Health employee stole patient documents containing sensitive information

News for October 21, 2013: A former Broward Health employee stole patient documents containing sensitive information.

40,000 medical patients are at risk after two people were arrested for stealing identities, one of the victims was a captain with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

News for October 8, 2013: 40,000 medical patients are at risk after two people were arrested for stealing identities, one… Read More

A Minnesota data breach case settlement could be the largest payout so far

News for October 7, 2013: A Minnesota data breach case settlement could be the largest payout so far.

Santa Clara health unit reports a data breach a few days after the final HIPAA rule goes into effect

News for October 3, 2013: Santa Clara health unit reports a data breach a few days after the final HIPAA rule… Read More

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