Healthcare organizations experienced more than 1 data breach per day in January: 3 report details

Providers reported 33 healthcare data breaches in January, according to HIPAA Journal.

The key takeaways:

1. There were 490,937 healthcare records stolen, exposed or impermissibly disclosed in January.

2. Hacking was the top cause of breaches in January, followed by unauthorized access, theft and improper disposal.

3. Texas experienced the most data breaches with four reported, followed by Kentucky, Georgia and Indiana with three each and California, Kansas, Florida and Connecticut reporting two each.

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