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  • March 19, 2021

    There was a 40.63% increase in reported data breaches of 500 or more healthcare records in February 2021.

  • February 19, 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.

  • January 19, 2021

    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.

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    HIPAA Journal
    September 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 Journal
    August 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 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.

  • Source:

    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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