Data breach of protected health information (PHI) poses substantial financial, reputational, and clinical risk for health care entities and patients and is associated with public health challenges.1-3 Policymakers, health care entities, and the public are increasingly concerned about PHI security, but research has not examined the detailed causes of PHI breaches and the preventive actions adopted by health care entities after the breach.4 In this retrospective study, we aimed to fill these knowledge gaps.
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Jiang J(, Bai G. Evaluation of Causes of Protected Health Information Breaches. JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5295
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