Healthcare providers accounted for majority of recent data breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services recently submitted its annual report to Congress about breaches of unsecured protected health information for 2011 and 2012


Healthcare providers accounted for majority of recent data breaches, according to the Department of Health and Human Services' annual report to Congress about breaches of unsecured protected health information for 2011 and 2012.

For healthcare data breaches that affected 500+ people, providers came in first, according to an article on the Law Technology News website.

Of all the breaches, providers accounted for 63 and 68 percent in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

To protect healthcare entities from major breaches, the article's suggestions included paying attention to physical control of devices, and removing data before disposing of old ones.

Read the article.

 

 



August 15, 2014


Topic Area: Information Technology


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