Number of individuals affected by healthcare data breaches rises 185%

Only seven months into 2021 and more than 22.8 million people have fallen victim to healthcare data breaches.
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This is a 185% increase from the same time last year, when just 7.9 million patients were affected. In addition, the number of reported breaches to the HHS increased 27% year-over-year during the first six months of 2021, with providers out of all healthcare entities experiencing the most breaches at 73%, according to a new report by Fortified Health Security.

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