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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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Sutter Health notified 4,500 patients of a data breach‬

By Mary Zhou In early June, letters were sent to about 4,500 patients of Sutter Health hospitals notifying them of… Read More

Confidential hospital records were found on an Australian roadside

Thirty Wagga Base Hospital patients have had their privacy severely compromised after their medical histories were literally thrown to the… Read More

Employees were fired after a data breach‬ at a L.A. hospital

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Five medical workers have been fired over a patient data breach at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the… Read More

WellPoint agrees to pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for violating ‎HIPAA‬ regulations

By Larry Dignan WellPoint, a managed health care giant, agreed to pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health… Read More

A Texas hospital notified thousands of former patients whose personal info was on decades-old records that turned up in a parkAa

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth says it is notifying hundreds of thousands of former patients whose personal information… Read More

A Nebraska doctor’s office has alerted more than 2,000 patients that their health information was compromised after a thumb drive was lost

Author Name Patrick Ouellette Wedgewood Legacy Medical, a Lincoln, Neb. doctor’s office has alerted 2,125 patients that their protected health… Read More

Indiana welfare clients’ info shared with other clients.

By Ken Kusmer of The Associated Press Tuesday, July 2, 2013 – 7:53 am INDIANAPOLIS — The personal information of… Read More

Medical records were discovered in a neighborhood dumpster in Massachusetts.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – You’d like to think your medical records are safe but the 22News I-Team discovered today a… Read More

A break-in results in medical records being dumped in Ireland

A break-in at St. Conal’s in Letterkenny resulted in archived physiotherapy records being removed from long-term storage and dumped on… Read More

Data breaches are not just a computer security problem. Now it’s also thieves stealing materials like x-rays with PHI on them

Rachel Louise Ensign Across the country, hospitals and other health care providers are falling victim to schemes that steal large… Read More

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