[ Friday, July 12, 2013 ]
And Right Here at Home:
Jeff [9:06 AM]
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.
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