Report: 21 Million Medical Records Exposed in Breach!
Over the past three years, about 21 million patients have had their medical records exposed in data security breaches that were big enough to require they be reported to the federal government.
Since Sept. 2009, 477 breaches affecting 500 people or more each have been reported to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In total, the health records of 20,970,222 people have been compromised, the OCR said.
Six health care organizations listed on The Wall of Shame reported security breaches that involved one million or more records.
- ‘Wall Of Shame’ Shows 21 Million Data Breaches In Healthcare (teamshatter.com)
- ‘Wall of Shame’ Exposes 21M Medical Record Breaches (it.slashdot.org)