Hill February 17, 2023
A report released on Friday found that HIPAA complaints and breaches spiked between 2017 and 2021, with the agency in charge of handling the notices saying it lacks sufficient resources to properly respond.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit an annual report to Congress regarding HIPAA complaints, including how many the agency has received and resolved as well as how many complaints were settled monetarily.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) stated that an audit for report was not performed in 2021 due to a lack of financial resources.
According to the report, the number of large HIPAA breaches rose by 58 percent between...