January 23, 2018 - A revealing article appeared today in Becker's Healthcare, by contributor, Julie Spitzer, entitled, "5.6M patient records breached in 2017: 6 things to know."
Spitzer wrote, "Nearly 5.6 million patient records were breached during 477 incidents documented in 2017, up from 450 incidents in 2016 that compromised 27 million patient records, according to a Protenus report." According to the article, Protenus documented in this report, "healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media throughout the year."
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