HHS adds enforcement data to HIPAA privacy compliance and enforcement web site

In response to continuing interest in HHS enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the
Office for Civil Rights today made available to the public additional information about these activities.

OCR has added a new data section on its Compliance and Enforcement Web Site. The public can now access enhanced information about several aspects of OCR’s health information enforcement program:

  • Charts showing state-specific case investigation results;
  • Calendar-year enforcement-results graphs and charts;
  • Calendar-year graph showing complaint receipts;
  • Yearly variation in the issues in cases resolved through corrective action.

These charts and graphs augment the Web Site’s comprehensive information about the Privacy Rule, which creates important federal rights and requirements to protect the privacy of personal health information.

You may access the new OCR data section at:
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/enforcement/data.html. The enhanced Compliance and
Enforcement Web Site continues to provide information for consumers, health care providers, health plans, and others in the health care industry, and may be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/enforcement.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.