Health data breaches in March surpassed January and February combined, study finds

Healthcare IT News: Security incidents spiked upward during March, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer, a monthly snapshot of reported or disclosed breaches impacting the healthcare industry, with data compiled and provided by

The number of patient records breached also rose, with almost 700,000 in one single incident, the report said.

March, in fact, had more than 2.5 times the number of breached records in January and February combined. There were 39 breach incidents in March, affecting 1,519,521 patient records. Information was available for 35 of those incidents.

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