Friday, February 10, 2012

Health data breaches in the U.S. increased 97 percent in 2011

CARPINTERIA, CA – Health data breaches in the U.S. increased 97 percent in 2011 over the year before, according to a new report by Redspin, a leading provider of IT security assessments.

The annual survey, "Breach Report 2011, Protected Health Information,” found breaches in all 50 states, and examined a total of 385 incidents affecting over 19 million individuals since the HITECH Act's breach notification rule went into effect in August 2009.

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/health-data-breaches-97-percent-2011

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