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There was a 38.8% increase in reported healthcare data breaches in March.
There was a 40.63% increase in reported data breaches of 500 or more healthcare records in February 2021.
January saw a 48% month-over-month reduction in the number of healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records, falling from 62 incidents in December to just 32 in January.
More large healthcare data breaches were reported in 2020 than in any other year since the HITECH Act.
- December 22, 2020
For the second successive month, the number of reported healthcare data breaches has fallen;
- November 23, 2020
October saw well above average numbers of data breaches reported the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.
- October 22, 2020
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.
Source:HIPAA JournalSeptember 22, 2020
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.
Source:HIPAA JournalAugust 19, 2020
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.
Source:HIPAA JournalJuly 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.