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HIPAA & Breach Enforcement Statistics for May 2016

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158 Million Affected by 1,552 HITECH Breaches

Approximately 158,233,697 people have been affected by 1,552 HITECH Act breaches through May 17, according to a HIP/SA analysis of data released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

The latest numbers suggested that about 200,000 people were affected by the 28 newly listed breaches between April 18 and May 17 compared to the 99,238 affected by 32 breaches between March 18 and April 17, and 3.2 million affected by 24 breaches between Feb. 18 and March 17.

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HIPAA Complaints Remain at Elevated Levels

OCR reported it received 128,937 HIPAA patient complaints as of Feb. 29, indicating that it received 1,753 complaints in February compared to 1,739 in January and to 1,254 in December, according to the latest analysis by HIP/SA.


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