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Health Information Compliance Alert

Case Study:

Aetna Mail Breach Exposes PHI of Thousands of HIV Patients

Case highlights need for tighter internal protocols when delicate information is at stake. Despite the best HIPAA-compliance efforts, healthcare organizations make mistakes. But sometimes, the breaches are so large and the fix so easy that outsiders wonder how such an error could happen. Background: Large-scale HIPAA violations that expose electronic protected health information (ePHI) and violate the HIPAA Security Rule [...]