The impact of data breaches in May — 1 ASC operator affected

Nearly 2 million patients were affected by data breaches in May, according to HIPAA Journal.

Facts about the May breaches:

1. Evansville, Ind.-based Talley Medical Surgical Eyecare Associates, which operates the Talley Eye Institute and Valley Surgery Center, was affected by a data breach stemming from unauthorized access and disclosure that 106,000 patients — the second-largest breach in May.

2. The largest data breach in May was the data breach was at Immediata Health Group, affecting 1.5 million patients, the second-largest data breach this year.

3. In total, there were 44 data breaches reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights portal this month.

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