HHS Wall of Shame – HIPAA
New HHS Wall of Shame
Here’s what’s new:
- The new HHS.gov location for breaches affective 500 or more individuals.
- The web site is dynamic. One can download the contents in CSV or XML format. One can sort and filter on all the fields.
- The obscure protection that doctors once enjoyed by being listed as “Private Practice” is now gone — lots of doctors names now appear.
Take a gander! As of this writing, 166 Covered Entities have breached the Protected Health Information (PHI) of ~4.9 million fellow Americans. According to wikipedia, based on 2000 census data, that’s the equivalent of breaching the PHI of the combined populations of Chicago and Houston! Way to go CEs. And, don’t forget the “fox in the hen house” phenom given the current “harm threshold” in the current interim rule.