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  • October saw well above average numbers of data breaches reported the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

  • September has been a bad month for data breaches. 95 data breaches of 500 or more records were reported by HIPAA-covered entities and business associates an increase compared to August 2020.

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    HIPAA Journal

    37 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in August 2020, one more than July 2020 and one below the 12-month average.

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    HIPAA Journal

    July saw a major fall in the number of reported data breaches of 500 or more healthcare records, dropping below the 12-month average of 39.83 breaches per month.

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  • Source:

    HIPAA Journal
    July 24, 2020

    The sharp drop in healthcare data breaches seen in May proved to be short lived, with June seeing a major increase in data breaches.

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    HIPAA Journal
    June 23, 2020

    May 2020 saw a marked fall in the number of reported healthcare data breaches compared to April, with 28 data breaches of 500 or more records reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

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    HIPAA Journal
    May 20, 2020

    There were 37 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records reported in April 2020, up one from the 36 breaches reported in March.

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    HIPAA Journal
    April 24, 2020

    March 2020 saw a 7.69% month-over-month decrease in the number of reported healthcare data breaches and a 45.88% reduction in the number of breached records.

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    HIPAA Journal
    February 21, 2020

    In January, healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights at a rate of more than one a day.

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    HIPAA Journal
    November 25, 2019

    There was a 44.44% month-over-month increase in healthcare data breaches in October.