Nearly 446,000 patients affected in April-reported breaches

Modern Healthcare: Healthcare providers, insurers and their business associates reported 38 breaches affecting nearly 446,000 patients to the federal government last month.

That's down 55.8% from the number of patients affected in breaches reported in April of last year, when organizations reported 50 breaches affecting just over 1 million people, according to data from the HHS' Office for Civil Rights, the agency that maintains the government's database of healthcare breaches.

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