EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

PHI Security Statistics at a Glance


Pimsy mental health EHRPHI security is a big deal, and if you’re still not protecting your PHI as well
as needed, take a look at this data:

PHI Security Statistics:

  • In 2017, healthcare was the 2nd biggest contributing industry to overall breaches with 334 breaches.
  • In 2019, healthcare providers continued to be the most targeted for breaches with nearly 4 out of 5 all cybersecurity breaches
  • 25% of patients impacted by healthcare provider data breaches between 2015 and 2017 – more than 6 million people – will subsequently become victims of medical identity theft.
  • 16% will be victimized and pay out-of-pocket costs totaling almost $56 billion over the next five years.
  • 2015-2019: Healthcare providers could lose $305 billion in cumulative lifetime revenue from patients impacted by identity theft.
  • In the first quarter of 2019, 78 breaches were reported. Of those, 49 were considered hacking/IT incidents and nearly half (43%) of those incidents were due to email compromise.

If you are shocked at the above data, you may want to check out the PHI security guides on our HIPAA blog.


Donna Koger

Donna Koger

Donna Koger is the HIPAA & Security Compliance Officer at PIMSY EHR. For more electronic solutions for your agency, see Mental Health Practice Management.

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