Monday, April 23, 2012

Data Sent for Analysis to Outside Individual

A physician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences sent financial data to an outside individual for analysis, resulting in a breach of protected health information affecting about 7,000 patients.

The physician sent the information in February and intended on removing all patient identifying information, but the academic health center learned on April 6 that identifiers remained in the information.
http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/breach-notification-hipaa-privacy-security-ocr-44348-1.html?ET=healthdatamanagement:e2515:202994a:&st=email&utm_source=editorial&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HDM_Daily_042312

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