More than 1.1 million patients had data exposed in healthcare data breaches reported to the federal government last month.
Nearly 6.9 million patients have had data exposed in breaches reported so far in 2021.
Healthcare providers, insurers and their business associates reported 74 breaches in January and February combined, marking the second-highest number of breaches reported in the first two months of the year since HHS' Office for Civil Rights began maintaining its breach database in 2010. It follows 2020, when organizations reported 96 breaches in the same period.
Three breaches reported in February compromised data on more than 100,000 patients each, representing the fourth, sixth and seventh largest breaches reported in 2021 to date.
The largest breach affected roughly 368,100 people who had shared their health information with Kroger Co.