The 'Snoopy Float' Of The PHI Breach Parade

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT) -- What was the highlight of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade when we were kids? The Snoopy float was probably right up there, along with the Sesame Street and Disney floats. Spectators of the protected health information (PHI) breach parade will be awed by the sight of the recent, somewhat bizarre, business associate (BA) breach involving Stanford Hospital’s emergency room data, as reported in The New York Times by Kevin Sack on Sept. 8, 2011.[1]

The PHI of 19,651 emergency room patients seen in the Palo Alto,...
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