The third year of a benchmark survey to assess progress in protecting health information finds the percentage of health care organizations reporting a breach has continued to increase since the first study in 2010.
That’s one of many sobering reminders in the survey that much of protected health information remains unprotected three years after the HIPAA breach notification rule became effective. Ninety-four percent of provider organization respondents reported at least one data breach during the past two years, and 45 percent said they had more than five. The average number for respondents was four breaches over two years.
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