May 13, 2008 — The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has added a new data section on its Compliance and Enforcement Web site regarding the enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
The public can now access enhanced information about several aspects of OCR’s health information enforcement program including:
• Charts showing state-specific case investigation results;
• Calendar-year enforcement-results graphs and charts;
• Calendar-year graph showing complaint receipts; and
• 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 www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/enforcement/data.html.
Source: Department of Health and Human Services, www.hhs.gov