HIPAA Blog

[ Friday, July 12, 2013 ]

 

And Right Here at Home: Ft. Worth's Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital is notifying some folks who were patients 20 - 35 years ago that their PHI might have been breached, after a box of microfiche records that was sent off to be destroyed instead turned up in a Dallas park.  Names, (presumably old) addresses, birth dates and some social security numbers were in the data.  Because it was microfiche, it was not shredded on site by Shred-It, the contractor/busines associate.

This is not the first time I've seen something like this.  Be very careful choosing your shredding contractors.

Jeff [9:06 AM]

Comments: Post a Comment
http://www.blogger.com/template-edit.g?blogID=3380636 Blogger: HIPAA Blog - Edit your Template