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Health Care’s Biggest Breach Offenders
Since the HIPAA breach notification rule became effective in September 2009, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has collected and publicly posted reports on more than 500 major breaches of protected health information, each affecting at least 500 individuals. Combined with 55,000+ reports of smaller breaches, more than 21 million individuals have been affected in little more than three years. Here are the most egregious violators of patient privacy; the top breaches affecting from 514,330 to 4.9 million individuals.