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Is it Impermissible to Disclose a Risk to Public Safety?

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.  If a mental heath patient poses a risk to the safety of themselves or the public, is it impermissible for their doctor to disclose the information? Does it…

Three Times This University Hospital Had to Act Against HIPAA Violations

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Shoulder Surfing A hospital at the University of Iowa fired a full-time medical assistant for breaching patient privacy by "shoulder surfing". The…

HIPAA Violation Indictments for Medical Office Assistants

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens. The Bank Fraud Ring Included HIPAA Violators In 2011, the United States Attorney's Office announced indictment of twelve individuals in a massive identity theft…

HIPAA Violation Leads to Jail Time

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens. Setting an Example In April 2010, a former UCLA Healthcare System employee, Dr. Huping Zhou, was the first to get time behind bars for violating the Health Insurance…

Dictionary of HIPAA Terms

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Electronic Health Record (EHR): EHR is just the digital version of that chart your doctor carries around on a clipboard: basic medical information…