The negative financial consequences of healthcare data breaches continue to worsen. Even a single healthcare data breach can easily end up costing millions of dollars in damages. Just last week, Oregon Health & Science University agreed to pay the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) $2.7 million for two data breaches in 2013 that involved more than 7,000 patients. This is likely not the end of these costs for OHSU, as fines are only a single component of the significant and ongoing costs of a breach. However, one of the challenges our C-Suite customers often face is quantifying the full financial impact of a breach, in order to prioritize privacy and security and make a business case to their board. To this end, Protenus is launching a new series of blog posts to break down and clarify the financial costs of a healthcare data breach.