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May 24, 2018


HIPAA Patient Complaints Rise to 2,200 in January

OCR received a total of 173,426 HIPAA complaints as
of Jan. 31, indicating that it received 2,265 patient complaints
in January compared to 1,951 in December and 1,889 in
November, according to an analysis of OCR statistics by HIP/SA.

The figures indicated that OCR resolved 168,780 complaints.
Of those, only 37,094 fell within its jurisdiction.

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OCR Received 20 HITECH Breach Reports in February

OCR Reported that it has received 2,224 reports of breaches
involving more than 500 patients and affecting a total of
177,433,159 patients from Sept. 2009 through Feb. 28.

An analysis by HIP/SA found that OCR received 20 breach
reports in February affecting 290,662 compared to 22 in
January affecting 433,192 and 39 in December affecting
342,260.

Of the 20 breaches reported in February, nine involved
unauthorized access/disclosure; eight involved hacking;
and six involved paper and films. Two others involved theft and
one involved loss.

One Business Associate was involved in breaches reported
in February.

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Full Version of HIPAA and Breach Enforcement Statistics Full Version of HIPAA and Breach Enforcement Statistics

HIPAA and Breach Enforcement Statistics provides monthly updates on HHS's efforts to enforce the HIPAA privacy and security regulations and the HITECH Act breach notiification requirements based on the raw data provided by the HHS Office for Civil Rights.

The statistics include analyses of the privacy and security complaints lodged with the Office for Civil Rights and the statistics and analyses of the HITECH Breach reporting data.

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