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12 large patient information breaches reported to OCR

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OCR reported 12 large patient information breaches in June, bumping the total number of breaches to 619, according to its breach notification website

OCR, the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer, began posting the breaches in February 2010 to comply with HITECH. Since that time, OCR has reported an average of 15 breaches per month, or one every other day. The breaches date back to September 2009 but began appearing online in February 2010.

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