Breach Report 2016: Protected Health Information (PHI)

This infographic highlights key data points from our recently released breach report, which analyzes breach and enforcement data from HHS/OCR and other industry sources.

Some of the statistics to note include:

  • Over 16.6 million patient health records were breached in 2016
  • The largest single breach incident in 2016 accounted for over 21% of the total number of health records breached.
  • The number of healthcare providers who experienced a hacking attack increased by 320% in 2016, compared to 2015.
  • Over $23 million was paid to OCR as part of HIPAA settlements in 2016.

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