Patient Data Breaches Affect 90% of Industries According to Verizon

Posted: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 4:11pm

Stolen medical information is an issue that affects 18 out of 20 industries, making the problem more widespread than previously believed, Verizon’s 2015 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report reveals.

According to the recently-released study, most organizations outside of the health sector don’t even know they hold this type of data, which includes protected health information such as employee records (including workers’ compensation claims) and information for wellness programs. After the healthcare sector, breaches of Protected Health Information (PHI) occur most often in the public, financial, retail, and educational industries.

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