HHS Begins Posting Data Breach Information Online

The Department of Health and Human Services launched its data breach information website in February and has since received 64 reported incidences, affecting over 1 million people, according to a report in American Medical News.


Of the 64 data breaches, 12 involved paper records. Most involved technology including seven involving laptops, 11 involving desktop computers, eight involving hard drives or servers and seven involving portable electronic devices, according to the report. Some incidences involved more than one device (such as a laptop and a desktop computer).

Theft was involved in 44 of the reported breaches. Other reasons included loss, hacking or unauthorized access, according to the report.

The report of the data breaches is available by clicking here.

Read the AMNews report about healthcare data breaches.

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