Timely Reporting of Health Data Breaches

Healthcare organisations in the U.S. are responding to federal enforcement by reporting data breaches within 60 days of discovery, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer report. In April, it took organisations an average of 51 days to discover a breach occurred and 59 days to report it to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Nearly two-thirds of organisations reported the breach within the 60-day time frame. It will be recalled that in March HHS stepped up their enforcement...