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HIPAA & Breach Enforcement Statistics for November 2015

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More than 150 Million Affected by HITECH Breacheshes

Approximately 153,943,182 people have been affected by 1,364 HITECH Act breaches through Oct. 17, according to a HIP/SA analysis of data released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
That suggested that about 10.15 million people were affected by 38 newly listed breaches.

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HIPAA Complaints Rise Slightly in September

OCR reported it received 121,576 HIPAA patient complaints as of Sept. 30, indicating that it received 1,355 complaints in September compared to 1,285 in August and 1,465 complaints in July, according to the latest analysis by HIP/SA.

Of the 34,710 complaints, which fell within OCR's jurisdiction,23,873 required corrective actions by Covered Entities.


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