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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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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