HIPAA Violation: Between the paper files containing PHI and two unencrypted USB storage devices, 4,056 patients had their private health information exposed. The PHI included patient names, dates of birth, and the kinds of services they received at Moffitt.
In a perfect world, of course, physicians would be able to carry patient files (on paper) in their personal briefcase. Of course there was a time when they all would, for paper files were the norm. Yet while most health institutions have now transitioned to electronic records for faster…Read more