4.39M records were exposed in 117 breaches in Q3 — Which breach was the largest?

For each quarter in 2018, the number of healthcare records affected in data breaches has risen, according to HIPAA Journal.

Here are the key details to know:

1. The largest data breach was reported by West Des Moines-based Iowa Health System UnityPoint Health, which affected 1.4 million patients.

2. Over the course of the third quarter, 4.39 million healthcare records were exposed.

3. The most common cause for data breaches were hacking and insider error.

4. It took on average 402 days for healthcare organizations to discover data breaches.

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