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Breached Healthcare Records Surpass U.S. Population

Breached Healthcare Records Surpass U.S. Population

Healthcare breaches have recently reached a grim milestone. As of June 10th, 2022, the number of Protected Health Information (PHI) records breached has reached 341,995,928.  To put in prospective, this number surpasses the United States population which is at 332,759,097 (United States Census Bureau, 2022). 

As the graphs show on HealthcareBreaches.com, this startling loss of data is almost entirely due to hacking.

It must be noted that these numbers only include reported healthcare breaches containing 500 or more PHI records.  Healthcare breaches under 500 records are not listed publicly.  To view additional trends, please visit our healthcare executive data breach dashboard at https://www.healthcarebreaches.com/ and utilize the control panel on the left side to fine-tune your area of interest.

Works Cited

United States Census Bureau. (2022, June 10). U.S. and World Population Clock. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/popclock/


Jon Sternstein