Friday, January 31, 2014

TX State Mental Hospital Privacy Breaches

During the last six months, there have been five incidents where patients' health records have been breached at Texas' 10 public psychiatric hospitals, according to a review of records by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

The breached data included personal health information such as names, diagnoses and treatments. A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, says the agency is doing all it can to figure out what happened and to find ways to fix the problem.

"It was at least the fifth time in six months that sensitive personal records have made their way out of the state’s 10 public psychiatric facilities, according to documents obtained by the American-Statesman."
- PHIprivacy.net
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Sources:
(a) TX: State mental hospitals faulted for patient privacy breaches - www.PHIprivacy.net, 01/27/2014

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