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Healthcare breaches reported in March exposed data of 883,000 people
Modern Healthcare

More than 883,000 people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month.

That’s down from a whopping 2 million people whose data was compromised in healthcare breaches reported in February, according to HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, the agency that maintains the government’s database of healthcare breaches.

In March, providers, health plans and their business associates reported 31 breaches to the agency. These breaches compromised data from 883,759 people in total, up 155% from the 346,386 people affected by healthcare breaches reported in March 2018.