At least 29 million health records breached by overt criminal activity

Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting from overt criminal activity, according to a study in the April 14 issue of┬áJAMA. Reports of data breaches have increased during the past decade. Compared with other industries, these breaches are estimated to be …