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Massachusetts Settlement for Impermissible Use

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens. University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Group Inc. and Memorial Medical Center Inc. each face investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura…

ABC Documentary Leads to Settlement

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.  ABC's 2015 documentary series, “Save My Life: Boston Trauma”, resulted in the investigation of three prestigious Boston teaching hospitals. Massachusetts…

Inaccurate Detection of Impermissible Use

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.    Inaccurate Detection Hurt Everyone The Consort and District Medical Centre Society in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada risked its reputation, money, and…

Employee Snooping: Personal, Professional, Criminal

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.  It's Personal Back in 2008, Dr. Joshua Welch had an affair with a woman, "Anne". After informing him she may have contracted an STI, Anne suspected that Dr.…

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…

A Different Kind Of Identity Fraud

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   Medical Malpractice With a Twist  Manquis Daniels died in June 2011 after undergoing heart surgery. His surviving wife is suing the hospital. Marie…

Publicity Puts Patients at Higher Risk for Privacy Breaches

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens. Mass Overdose Victims In March 2011, eleven teens and young adults were hospitalized in Minnesota due to an overdose of the synthetic drug 2C-E. There was one…

Unprotected Tragedy

Veriphyr proactively reports impermissible use of PHI the first time it happens.   A Family's Tragedy After the gate at a public swimming pool was accidentally left open, Denise and Wayne Russell's adopted son, Keon, wandered into…

Canadian Digital Privacy Act Raises Stakes

Veriphyr reports impermissible use of patient data the first time it happens. Digital Privacy Act Recently, Canada added an amendment to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). The Digital Privacy Act creates…

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…

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…