Top 5 Causes of Major Data Breaches in Past 6 Months

The HITECH Act requires HHS to post a publicly available list of all healthcare data breaches affecting more than 500 people.

This data reveals the top five causes of these breaches over the past six months:

  • Theft (35)
  • Unauthorized access/disclosure (16)
  • Loss (5)
  • Hacking/ IT Incident (2)
  • Improper disposal (1)

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