Friday, June 20, 2014

HHS: 83% of Breaches Occurred at Health Provider

The Health and Human Services (HHS) breach report to Congress summarized breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) for 2011 and 2012.

Among the 10 key findings in the report: in 2012, 21,194 reported breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Such data breaches affected a total of 165,135 individuals. Of these data breaches 83 percent took place at a healthcare provider and 17 percent took place at a health plan.

"Of data breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals in 2012, 83 percent took place at a healthcare provider."
- US Department of Health and Human Services, Breach Report
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Sources:
(a) 10 Key Findings from HHS' Latest Data Breach Report - www.BeckersHospitalReview.com, 06/18/2014

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