MedCity News July 21, 2021
Anuja Vaidya

Provider organizations accounted for 73% of all data breaches reported to the HHS in the first six months of 2021, impacting about 22.7 million individuals overall, a new report shows. This represents a 185% jump in individuals affected compared to the same period last year.

More than 22 million people have been affected by healthcare data breaches in 2021 so far — a jump of about 185% from the same period last year, according to a new report.

Released by Fortified Health Security, a healthcare cybersecurity service provider, the report includes data from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights.

The number of breaches reported to OCR in the first six months of 2021 increased by...

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