Health Breach Tally Hits a New Milestone

A thousand incidents and counting, the federal health breach tally hits an all-time high, now listing 1,010 major breaches reported since federal regulators started to track them in September 2009 after the HITECH Act came into effect. These breaches have together affected 31.5 million individuals. The noteworthy fact is that out of these, more than…

Lessons Learned From the ‘Wall of Shame’

The HIPAA breach notification rule came into effect in September 2009. According to federal authorities, in these four years, the ‘Wall of Shame’ has seen 674 major breaches that affected a total of 27 million individuals. Although the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been vigorously carrying out HIPAA…