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Friday, February 21, 2014

HIPAA data breaches climb 138 percent

By Erin McCann
Healthcareitnews.com
Originally posted February 6, 2014

When talking HIPAA privacy and security, the numbers do most of the talking.

Take 29.3 million, for instance, the number of patient health records compromised in a HIPAA data breach since 2009, or 138 percent, the percent jump in the number of health records breached just from 2012.

These numbers, compiled in a February 2014 breach report by healthcare IT security firm Redspin, though, don't tell the whole story, as these are numbers reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by HIPAA covered entities.

The entire article is here.
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