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Unintended Disclosures Lead to 41% of Health Care Breaches

January 2, 2018 | Content Aggregator - Single Slide | Threats & Incidents

Unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of health care incidents reported to Beazley between Q1 and Q3 2017. The high level of unintended disclosure incidents remains more than double that of the second most frequent cause of loss, hack or malware (19 percent). Whether it’s an email containing PHI sent to the wrong recipient, discharge instructions given to the wrong patient, or a server containing PHI accidentally left open to the public, health care entities continue to struggle with human error on a regular basis.
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