[ Tuesday, August 09, 2005 ]


Back on topic: a question bouncing around the AHLA HIT list this morning was whether there's an official tally of complaints to OCR for HIPAA Privacy violations. There isn't one, but occasionally you get OCR folks spouting out stats at seminars and such. As of the end of June 2005, there were 13,573 complaints to the Chicago regional office of OCR, of which 8,947 (about 80%) had been closed. Region V reported 2,350 complaints, with 1,562 resolved. I don't know how many regions there are, but I'll see if I can find out. Hat tip: Melissa Markey.

But just to keep my annoying off-topic items going, this is definitely the worst.

Jeff [12:46 PM]

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