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Health data breaches on the rise


While 70% of all breaches involved data stored by health care providers, the breaches involving data kept by health plans accounted for 63% of all stolen records. — dpa

While 70% of all breaches involved data stored by health care providers, the breaches involving data kept by health plans accounted for 63% of all stolen records. — dpa

Health data breaches are on the rise, a new study shows. 

While the largest number of data breaches occurred at health care providers’ sites – such as hospitals and physicians’ offices – it’s health care plans that account for the greatest number of patient records stolen over the past seven years, according to the study published in JAMA. 

   

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