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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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MNsure officials are forced to explain a data breach at the Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A terminated MNsure employee who was blamed for a data security breach lead to the grilling… Read More

Ready or not, enforcement of the new HIPAA rules starts today

Washington’s enforcement of major changes to patient privacy rules starts this week, but many area doctors may not be ready.… Read More

A former Loyola University employee is charged with a felony after stealing a patient’s identity

Author Name Patrick Ouellette A former Loyola University Medical Center nurse, Katrina R. Spears, was charged with felony identity theft… Read More

The trust that runs Queen’s Hospital has seen staff data breaches almost double in the past year

The trust that runs Queen’s Hospital has seen data breaches by staff almost double in the past year. Med Buck,… Read More

Minnesota officials launched an investigation of a data breach of the state’s health insurance exchange

Written by Helen Gregg Minnesota officials have begun an investigation into a data breach at MNsure, the state’s health insurance… Read More

Medical identity theft “is an insidious crime and the consequences can be deadly”

Imagine being rushed to the hospital with appendicitis, but your medical chart – unbeknownst to you – shows that your… Read More

A Ponemon Institute survey finds medical identity theft is up and has affected 1.84 million people in the U.S. in 2013

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Medical identity theft is a national healthcare issue with life-threatening… Read More

A survey reveals business associates don’t understand their responsibilities for the new HIPAA rule and even fewer are compliant

DENVER — Covered entities and business associates in the healthcare industry have until September 23, 2013 to become compliant with… Read More

The FTC claims an Atlanta medical lab didn’t do enough to protect its records, resulting in the leak of SSNs of 9,000 consumers

By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday accused a small Atlanta-based medical lab… Read More

A Missouri orthodontist notifies 10,000 patients of a data breach

A Florissant orthodontist’s office has informed 10,000 people that their personal information could be compromised because of a break-in and… Read More

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