Law Firm Explores Recent HHS Health Data Breach Numbers

January 10, 2013 – In The News
Health IT Security

Fox Rothschild LLP’s HIPAA, HITECH and HIT blog recently evaluated the 125 reported health data breaches from Feb. 24, 2012 and Jan. 1, 2013 that appear on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) list affecting 500 or more individuals. In all, there have been 525 breaches since HHS made its initial breach post on March 4, 2010. Fox Rothschild reports that the numbers over the past year or so represent a dip in total number of breaches compared to the same time period in 2011 and 2010.

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