Approximately 173,989,354 people have been affected by 1,956 HITECH breaches through July 17,
according to a HIP/SA analysis of data released by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). That
suggested that 21 newly posted breaches affected approximately 443,116 patients in the incidents
reported from May 18 through June 17.
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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.