January 23, 2018

5.6M Patient Records Breached in 2017, as Healthcare Struggles to Comprehensively and Proactively Detect Health Data Breaches

Kira Caban , Director of Communications, Protenus
The Breach Barometer Annual Report analyzes how data breaches have affected healthcare throughout 2017.
 The full report includes the following:
  • Comparative analysis of 2016 vs. 2017 health data breaches
  • Trends in health data breach detection and disclosure
  • A breakdown of the biggest threats to patient data in 2017
  • Evidence-based predictions for how data breaches will affect healthcare in 2018
  • A discussion on how healthcare organizations can gain full visibility into their EHR and get ahead of the data breach crisis
Key findings include:
  • 5.6M total patient records breached
  • 477 total breach incidents
  • 176 insider-related incidents
  • 308 days, average time to discover a breach 
  • 73 days, average time to report breach to HHS
  • Hacking incidents that include ransomware/malware seemingly doubled
Read the full report to understand how health data breaches are affecting the healthcare industry.
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