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Health Care Data Breaches Have Hit 30 Million Patients and Counting
The Washington Post; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
Aug. 19, 2014
"Since federal reporting requirements kicked in, the [HHS] database of major breach reports (those affecting 500 people or more) has tracked 944 incidents affecting personal information from about 30.1 million people.... There's still concern, though, about the health-care industry's ability to prevent and respond to data breaches. About 69 percent of health security professionals in a 2013 survey said their organization has a data breach plan in place, up from 62 percent in 2012. Another 27 percent said they were still developing a strategy[.]"

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