The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals has hit 225. The web site was born out of HITECH and has been live since February 2010.
OCR says the breach reports date back to September 2009. Hence, it's been about 17 months since OCR has accepted the reports. It amounts to about 13 reports filed per month, or 0.44 per day.
HITECH’s breach notification interim final rule is still in effect. OCR has been close to signing off on a final rule before it pulled it out of the hands of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for further review.