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A Look Back: $4.1 Million Settlement

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Background 20,000 people visited the Stanford Hospital emergency room between March 1st, 2009 and August 21st, 2009. Each one of them had their protected…

The 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study: A Global Overview

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Overview In July, the Ponemon Institute released The 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study: A Global Overview. The study highlights the magnitude of the…

Anthem Pays $115 Million Settlement

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Superlative Settlement On August 16th, Anthem Inc. signed the check for the $115 million settlement of the class action lawsuit against them for their…

Veriphyr's Survey of Patient Privacy Breaches

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Employees are the Leading Source of Breaches  In 2011, Veriphyr published the results of a survey on Protected Health Information (PHI)  privacy…

Nurse Violates Privacy of 5,800 Patients

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens. Violation Motivated by Curiosity A nurse at North Bay Health Center in Ontario was the first person to be charged under the Personal Health Information Privacy…

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…