Posts Tagged ‘Medical Records’

“My Medical Records Were Found Lying in the Park”

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Imagine you’re walking through a parking lot and came across a pile of papers scattered on the ground. You take a look and notice they are medical records. You look closer and they are YOUR medical records, just hanging between a Buick and a Prius. How did they get there? Doesn’t your hospital shred their records? Check out this story out of Ireland. Here’s to hoping American hospitals are a bit more compliant.

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Medical Records Found in Dumpster by Florida Pharmacy

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

More medical records were dumped by a pharmacy in a dumpster in Florida. The patient’s records contained names, phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers and medications. According to Florida Board of Health, medical records are not allowed to be disposed of in this way. It is suggested that records containing patient information be shredded or burned. This incident is being examined by the Florida Department of Health.

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Medical Records Found Blowing In the Wind Outside Hospital

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Medical records were found blowing in the wind outside a Kansas City hospital. The files contained the names, phone numbers, addresses, and social security numbers of former patients of the hospital. A witness described maintenance workers dumping materials into a dumpster which then began to blow around. The workers proceeded to walk away without regard for the documents.

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Medical Identity Theft Costs Industry 56Billion a Year: A Threat that Could Literally Kill You

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Your medical records are your personal business. You expect your records to be shared with your doctors and medical providers, right? It certainly is scary to think about data breaches and what that means if your medical records and information is compromised. Check out this article to find out the best and simplest way to ensure your medical information is kept safe and accurate.
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Medical Records Containing Personal Information Found in Dumpster

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Medical Records with patients personal information such as name, address, social security number were found in a dumpster behind a Family Dollar store in Florida. The files were did not appear to be shredded when the Family Dollar store worker found them in the dumpster. Full Article