The top-line finding of Fortified Health Security’s 2022 Horizon Report was that in 2021, over 700 healthcare organizations reported a breach of 500 or more patient records to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Yes, you read that right. That’s almost double the number of attacks reported five years earlier.
Attacks on healthcare providers accounted for the overwhelming number of breaches, making up 72% of all incidents. Just 15% of breaches were reported by health plans and 13% by business associates. (A tiny fraction of breaches were reported by healthcare clearinghouses.)
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