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DHHS Notice Explains Breach Data Uses

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 14, 2010

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services has published a notice detailing how it will use information from organizations reporting health data breaches, Health Data Management reports. According to the report, the notice explains new routine uses of the Program Information Management System, allowing the office to collect and list large breaches, collect and disseminate data necessary in breach investigations and reports to Congress, among others. The notice will become effective after a 40-day comment period that began yesterday.
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