Approximately 173,546,238 people have been affected
by 1,935 HITECH Act breaches through May
17, according to a HIP/SA analysis of data released by
the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). That suggested
that 31 newly posted breaches affected approximately
237,603 patients in the incidents reported from April 18
through May 17.
Subscribe for updates and announcements from Melamedia, LLC
and to receive free updates on HHS's efforts to enforce the HIPAA
privacy and security regulations. The statistics include privacy and
security complaints lodged with the Office for Civil Rights and
analyses of the raw data on HITECH breaches released by HHS.