Rate of Veterans Affected by Health Data Breaches Down
Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs experienced a 72.8% decline in veterans whose personal health information was affected by a health data breach, according to VA's August report to Congress. According to the report, 431 veterans were affected by a health data breach incident in August, including 237 who had their protected health information compromised. That figure is down from the 872 veterans who were affected by protected health information-related breaches in July.
- "VA Reports 86% Decrease in PHI Health Data Breaches" (Heath, Health IT Security, 9/25).