Ubiquitous problem: Records of nearly 8 million patients exposed: HHS

Conn, Joseph
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/12/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 37, p16
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The article reports on the breaches of personal health information disclosed by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) affecting the records of about 7.9 million patients. The breach report indicates the number of small breaches as well as larger breaches, including some whoppers, which affected millions of individuals. Stanford Hospital & Clinics had taken action after it discovered a breach of records of its emergency department patients.


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