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Evaluation of Causes of Protected Health Information Breaches

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Evaluation of Causes of Protected Health Information Breaches

Data breaches starts at home

In this JAMA article you'll learn about:
  • Data breach of protected health information (PHI) poses substantial financial, reputational, and clinical risk for health care entities and patients.

  • The US Department of Health and Human Services published detailed event descriptions for 1138 breach cases that occurred between October 21, 2009, and December 31, 2017.

  • Breaches were located in mobile devices, paper records and network servers. Overall, 603 PHI breaches (53.0%) were internal, attributable to the health care entities' own mistakes or neglect.

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