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April data breaches double March numbers: 4 details

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

More than 2 million people were affected by data breaches in April, nearly double the number affected in March.

Data breaches of protected health information affecting more than 500 healthcare records are required to be listed on HHS' breach portal.

Four details:

1. In March, there were 1,116,997 health records compromised in data breaches at 36 organizations.

2. In April, that number nearly doubled to 2,121,186 health records affected at 41 organizations.

3. March's numbers...

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