Infographic: Healthcare Data Breaches

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

In excess of 20 million patient records have been stolen, hacked, lost, improperly disposed of and/or subjected to unauthorized access since the August 2009 Breach Notification Rule requiring HIPAA-covered entities to provide notification after a data breach involving 500 or more individuals.

Just about half (50.1 percent) of the breaches were due to theft, followed by unauthorized access/disclosure (18 percent).

Here’s the breakdown of these healthcare data breaches by state.

Healthcare Data Breaches By State

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