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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.

PATIENT PRIVACY BREACHED

Recently two separate incidents in the Barstow/Chino Hills area of Southern California highlighted a careless attitude toward medical records shared… Read More

DOCTOR’S SON MISTAKENLY THREW OUT HUNDREDS OF MEDICAL RECORDS  

A doctor in Charlotte, North Carolina, has begun the process of notifying over 900 patients that their personal information may… Read More

STACKS OF MEDICAL RECORDS FOUND IN DUMPSTER OUTSIDE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

Local doctor David Brown improperly discarded patient records into a dumpster outside of his officer, leaving the records containing sensitive… Read More

INDIANA AG TO STORE ABANDONED MEDICAL RECORDS

Indianans gained some protection from identity thieves when the Indiana Attorney General’s office received the authority to store abandoned medical… Read More

DOCTORS LIABLE FOR EMPLOYEE BREACH

A recent article on the Modern Medicine website by David Goldberg, M.D., J.D. a doctor, researcher and lawyer, reminds doctors… Read More

DUMPED PATIENT DATA NETS URGENT CARE $50000 FINE

Last fall NAID covered a story on Prompt Med, a Greensboro, North Carolina urgent care center guilty of improperly disposing… Read More

HHS RELEASES RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE RELATED TO HIPAA SECURITY RULE

The “Security Rule” of HIPAA, one of 5 HIPAA “Rules,” specifically covers the security of electronically recorded information. Recently, HHS… Read More

HHS WARNS OF TOUGHER HIPAA ENFORCEMENT

At the Safeguarding Health Information conference in Washington, D.C. last month, Susan McAndrew, deputy director for privacy at the Department… Read More

INVESTIGATION: MEDICAL RECORDS DISCOVERED IN LOCAL DUMPSTERS

ABC Action News, in an ongoing investigative series, discovered hundreds of private patient records in dumpsters outside of medical offices.… Read More

PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOUND IN DUMPSTER

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a warning that as many as 1,800 residents may have… Read More

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