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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.

A JP Morgan Chase data breach involves 1,300 Maine unemployment insurance benefit claimants

News for December 6, 2013: A JP Morgan Chase data breach involves 1,300 Maine unemployment insurance benefit claimants.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center notified 1,300 patients of a data breach

News for December 3, 2013: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center notified 1,300 patients of a data breach.

CPS documents with private information on them were dumped in a Phoenix alley

News for November 27, 2013: CPS documents with private information on them were dumped in a Phoenix alley.

Vermont discloses a data breach of their health care domain after the victim whose records were exposed reports the problem

News for November 25, 2013: Vermont discloses a data breach of their health care domain after the victim whose records… Read More

Milwaukee files a heath data breach complaint with the OCR

News for November 25, 2013: Milwaukee files a heath data breach complaint with the OCR.

A Texas nurse stole patient identities and up to $265,494

News for November 21, 2013: A Texas nurse stole patient identities and up to $265,494.

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.


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