While this blog is named EMR and HIPAA, it seems that people will only read about HIPAA when we talk about HIPAA data breaches. It’s like the rubber necking that occurs when there’s an accident on the roads. We just can’t resist not looking. The same is true when it comes to HIPAA data breaches. Everyone has to look when they happen.
The people at DataMotionHealth have put together an infographic (see below) on the history health care data breaches (many of which we’ve written about) that highlights some of the major health care data breaches that have occurred over the years. The charts shows the number of size of the data breaches accelerating. That has many people concerned, but I still argue that we might just be better able to know when a data breach occurs today than we were before. Of course, we’ve talked before that technology does make it much easier to breach a large number of records. Where do you see HIPAA breaches heading?