March healthcare data breaches triple February numbers

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More than 1 million healthcare records were affected by data breaches in March, more than tripling those affected in February.

Data breaches of protected health information affecting more than 500 healthcare records are required to be listed on HHS' breach portal.

In February, there were 351,709 health records compromised in data breaches at 22 organizations.

In March, those numbers surged to 1,116,997 health records affected at 36 organizations.

In February, the largest data breach was at Griffin, Ga.-based Gore Medical Management, where 79,100 health records were affected.

In March, five organizations surpassed February's largest data breach, with the biggest breach affecting 207,000 records at Tacoma, Wash.-based Woodcreek Provider Services.

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