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A year of HIPAA breach data highlights the current threats to PHI

Effective May 11, 2023
Published May 15, 2023
Last Reviewed May 11, 2023
Outside attempts to steal protected health information (PHI), such as ransomware attacks, dominate the headlines, but internal mistakes continue to trigger breaches involving at least 500 patients. Any provider who experiences a breach of that size must file a report with HHS that will be posted on the so-called HIPAA “wall of shame,” notify the affected patients, make a public announcement, take steps to mitigate harm to the patients and, often, weather the bad press that follows.

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