Health Data Breach Tally: Analyzing the Latest Trends

An Oct. 29 snapshot of the Department of Health and Human Services' HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website shows 302 breaches have been added to the tally so far in 2018, affecting a total of about 8.8 million individuals.Since 2009, a total of 2,482 major breaches impacting nearly 186 million individuals have been posted to the federal tally.Commonly called the "wall of shame," the HHS' Office for Civil Rights' website lists health data breaches impacting 500 or more individuals.