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Risks of EHRs accessible only via internet: a cloud downside

The cloud, popular because businesses can pay a monthly fee for computer-related services instead of paying for costly in-house hardware and the staff to manage it, has its drawbacks. One of these became painfully evident for two days in mid-August.

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State inadvertently publishes PHI on web; apologizes

A website of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that is intended to provide transparency regarding how government moneys are spent got a little too transparent recently when it displayed sensitive information belonging to more than

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Affinity to pay $1.2 million for photocopier breach

In 2010 CBS Evening News purchased a photocopier previously used by New York City area Affinity Health Plan and discovered patient-identifiable medical records on the device’s hard drive – which had never been erased.  The photocopier was one of approximately seven

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