HHS/OCR Has Improved Breach Portal for Notifying HHS of a Breach of Unsecured PHI and Cases Under Investigation

July 27, 2017. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has improved its breach portal for filing a Notice to the Secretary of HHS—Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information, downloading a sample form showing Breach Portal Required Information for reporting a breach, listing Cases Currently Under Investigation that were reported in the past 24 months, and providing an archive of “all resolved breach reports and/or reports older than 24 months.” As of today, there are 350 cases under investigation and 1,659 cases in the archive that dates back to the required reporting date in September 2009.

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