Tuesday, June 17, 2014

1 in 10 Affected by Health Data Breaches

Since 2009 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has received more than 116,000 breach reports involving records of less than 500 individuals and 1,026 reports of breaches involving 500 or more individuals.

Over 32,600 HIPAA complaint cases have been investigated, with more than 22,500 of them closing with corrective action, according to HHS Office for Civil Rights spokesperson Rachel Seeger.

"More than 116,000 breach reports involving records of fewer than 500 individuals through March 1, 2013."
- Health and Human Services (HHS)
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Sources:
(a) One in 10 U.S. Residents Affected by Large Health Data Breaches - www.iHealthBeat.org, 06/16/2014

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