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High numbers of healthcare data breaches continued to be reported by HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates.
For the third consecutive month, the number of reported healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records increased.
May was the worst month of 2021 to date for healthcare data breaches.
April was another particularly bad month for healthcare data breaches with 62 reported breaches of 500 or – the same number as March 2021.
- April 19, 2021
There was a 38.8% increase in reported healthcare data breaches in March.
- 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.