August 6, 2018

How AI-Powered Analytics Can Reduce Costs Associated With OCR Investigations

A health data breach is always stressful, no matter the size of the breach or organization. Upon discovering that a breach has occurred, the healthcare organization must painstakingly assess the scope of the breach and its impact on the organization and affected patients. In addition to this assessment, if the breach affects more than 500 individuals, it must be reported to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within 60 days of discovery, usually prompting them to investigate further. The well-known costs associated with a data breach include notification, credit monitoring services, lost revenue, and reputational damage. However, In addition to these, there are also associated costs when it comes to responding to any request or investigation from OCR, including:

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