Data breaches of medical entities have steadily increased over the past several years, BankInfoSecurity reports, citing figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool. Of the 10 largest health breaches in 2022, half involved “business associates” of medical providers, the tool showed. The largest breach so far, of Wisconsin-based mailing vendor OneTouchPoint, exposed 3 million individuals’ personal information. Cybersecurity experts advised the health care industry to improve vetting its third-party vendors and push for cybersecurity standards in contracts.
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