Health Information Management

OCR posts 17 large HIPAA breaches over past week

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 23, 2012

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Has there been an onslaught of large breaches lately? Or is OCR just posting things all at once?

Though we don’t know for sure, the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer has posted 17 breaches affecting 500 or more individuals over the past week on its breach notification website.

The total number of breaches stands at 452 as of today. OCR began posting the breaches per HITECH in February 2010.

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