A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found health care data breaches continue to rise on a yearly basis. Massachusetts General Hospital Center of Quantitative Health Director of Research Thomas McCoy Jr. and his co-author looked at all the data breaches reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services between 2010 and 2017. The study found health care providers reported fewer than 150 data breaches in 2010, with the number rising to 250 in 2017, along with more than 110 million more records compromised in that time. Meanwhile, privacy-focused changes to 42 CFR Part 2 were not included in the Senate’s version of the upcoming opioid package, and GovInfoSecurity runs down recent data breaches reported to the HHS “wall of shame.”
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