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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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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

BAYLOR MEDICAL RECORDS FOUND IN DUMPSTER

Thousands of medical records were stolen from the Baylor Health Care System and found in a dumpster and garage of… Read More

MEDICAL RECORDS, WASTE DUMPED IN MANSION

Authorities were stunned to discover medical records and waste in 9,000 square foot abandoned mansion in Springfield, Tennessee. In addition… Read More

LAKE MARY POLICE FIND DOCTOR’S OFFICE RECORDS IN DUMPSTER

Michael Branch, a Lake Mary doctor, was instructed by local police to properly dispose of patient records found in a… Read More

MEDICAL PILLS, FILES FOUND IN ABANDONED ST. BERNARD NURSING HOME

Local residents discovered abandoned records in a nursing home closed since Hurricane Katrina—nearly 5 years ago. The records were discovered… Read More

MEDICAL RECORDS MAY END UP ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

Patients of a St. Petersburg doctor were understandably nervous when they learned that their former physician had abandoned a storage… Read More

MEDICAL FILES FOUND IN TRASH

A garbage full of medical records, belonging to local healthcare provider University Medical Clinics, was found in the trash by… Read More

MEDICAL ID THEFT ON THE RISE

The recession has contributed to a rise in medical identity theft, and the problem is expected to worsen as more… Read More

OLD HOSPITAL RECORDS FOUND OUT IN OPEN IN ABANDONED BUILDING

Empty boxes containing documents with sensitive medical data were recently found in abandoned hospital in Alice, Texas. In addition to… Read More

NEVADA DENTIST CITED FOR TOSSED RECORDS

Pahrump dentist Peter Doan was recently penalized by the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners for dumping confidential patient records in… Read More

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