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HIPAA & Breach Enforcement Statistics for September 2016

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32 New Breaches Affect More than 400,000 Patients

Approximately 159,484,792 people have been affected by 1,635 HITECH Act breaches through Aug. 17, according to a HIP/SA analysis of data released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR

The latest numbers suggested that about 122,638 people were affected by 19 breaches reported to OCR between June 18 and July 17.

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  • More than two-thirds of all affected patient records stemmed from 108 breaches of network servers;
  • At least 14 of the 32 breaches involved network servers; and
  • Laptops were the most frequent sources of breached patient data.

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Patient Complaints Hovering Around 1,700

OCR received 137,772 HIPAA patient complaints as of July 31, indicating that it received 1,786 in July compared to 1,739 in June and 1,688 in May, according to the latest analysis by HIP/SA.


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