Syracuse hospital data breach part of massive national problem

The exposure of private medical information at SUNY Upstate University Hospital is part of a rapidly growing national problem.

So far this year 359 health information breaches at hospitals, health insurers and other organizations have been reported to the federal government.

Breaches involving 176.4 million health records occurred in the US between 2010 and 2017, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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