Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Health Information Breaches Involving More than 500 People Affect Nearly 8.3 Million

The list of health information breaches affecting over patients maintained by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached over 249 incidents affecting nearly 8.3 million individuals between September 2009 and March 2011.

Go here to view the incident reports - List of breaches of unsecured protected health information
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Sources:
(a) Health Information Privacy - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, March 2011

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