Healthcare providers, insurers and their business associates reported 28 data breaches affecting more than 1.1 million patients to the federal government last month.
2020 is on track to be the year with the second-highest number of reported data breaches involving 100,000-plus people since HHS' Office for Civil Rights began maintaining its database of healthcare data breaches in 2010.
In 2019, organizations reported 40 data breaches affecting more than 100,000 people—the highest amount reported in a single year to date.
So far, organizations have reported 18 such data breaches in 2020.
Just one of the 100,000-plus data breaches, a ransomware attack at a medical group in Tampa, Fla., was reported last month, according to OCR's breach portal as of Wednesday.