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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.
For the second successive month, the number of reported healthcare data breaches has fallen;
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.
Source:HIPAA JournalJune 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.
Source:HIPAA JournalMay 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.