It is noteworthy that there are often substantial delays in disclosures regarding covered entities (“CEs”) that have become marchers in the Parade of large Protected Health Information (“PHI”) security breaches
Continue Reading The Parade of PHI Security Breaches: Why Did it Take Two Years for the Status of Minne-Tohe Health Center as a Marcher to be Disclosed?

Elizabeth Litten and Michael Kline write:

For the second time in less than 2 ½ years, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (the “FSSA”) has suffered a large
Continue Reading The Parade of PHI Security Breaches: With a New Large Breach, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Marches Again

As of January 1, 2013, there were 525 postings on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services list of breaches of unsecured PHI affecting 500 or more individuals. “Theft” constituted the majority of PHI breach types reported.
Continue Reading The Parade of Major Reported PHI Breaches Creeps Ahead to 525 – Theft Continues to Dominate the Numbers

Within the last week, The Boston Globe has reported that venerable Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, has notified the public media and affected individuals of a large PHI security breach that occurred in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Continue Reading Boston Children’s Hospital: Reported Large PHI Security Breach in Argentina Gives the Parade a New International Flavor

HHS should provide notice and guidance about its change in URL address for its list of PHI security breaches involving over 499 individuals.
Continue Reading Missing from the Parade of Large PHI Security Breaches – Advice to the Public by the Secretary of HHS on its Change in an HHS Website URL