A recent study published in JAMA demonstrates the continuing threat posed to patients and healthcare providers by data breaches. Between 2010 and 2013 they found that there were 949 breaches reported to the HHS that each affected more than 500 people. In total there were over 29 million health records exposed by data breaches during that time.
The study also found that breaches resulting from hacking nearly doubled during the period the study covered. This trend is likely to continue without increased vigilance on the part of covered entities everywhere.Read More