Health care data breaches decline, but threats remain

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Growth in remote work, cloud data storage present opportunities for hackers

The first half of 2022 saw some gains in the battle to safeguard health care records, a new report finds, but progress remains uneven. 

According to cybersecurity firm Fortified Health Security, the number of data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights affecting at least 500 health records dropped by 8.4% compared to the same period in 2021, from 368 to 337.

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