Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations were the victims of a data breach in the past two years, and 45 percent had more than five data breaches during that same time period.

Criminal attacks are the leading cause of these health data breaches, with 50 percent of healthcare organizations and 41 percent of business associates reporting such attacks, while employee mistakes, third-party snafus, and stolen computer devices are the cited reasons for the other breaches.

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