Back in July, more than 22.8 million patients were reported to have fallen victim to healthcare data breaches in 2021 alone. This was a 185% increase from the same time last year, when just 7.9 million patients were affected, according to a report by Fortified Health Security. Providers out of all healthcare entities experienced the most breaches at 73%. Cyberattacks were responsible for 73% of breaches, with unauthorized access or disclosure responsible 22% of the time.
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