July 26, 2017

Improved OCR Web Tool Allows Easy HIPAA Breach Searches

Holland & Knight Healthcare Blog
Shannon Britton Hartsfield
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, on July 25, 2017, announced an updated online tool that can be used to learn about breaches currently under investigation. The tool allows site visitors to search for various types of breaches that were reported in the last 24 months. For example, a search of laptop thefts suggests that 37 such incidents are currently under investigation. It also includes an archive so users can see how older breaches were resolved.

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