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Posted Nov 17th, 2011

Latest HIPAA Stats– Data Breaches

Produced by Health Information Privacy/Security Alert
Published by Melamedia, LLC

Breaches involving more than 500 patients reached 345 and affected 11,948,008 individuals, according to an analysis of OCR data by Health Information Privacy/Security Alert for the statistics from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17. That represented an increase of 31 reported breaches affecting an additional 251,766 individuals.

Paper records continue to be the leading location of patient information, accounting for the sole location of a breach for at least 81 incidents. Paper records were involved in four other breaches as well.

Laptops were the sole location for 74 breaches and were involved in an additional 11 incidents.

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