Nearly 1,800 large data breaches involving patient information have occurred since 2009, according to an analysis of publicly available data from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Researchers examined HHS data for the period from Oct. 21, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2016. What they found is that providers reported more than 1,200 of the reported breaches, while business associates, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses reported the remaining breaches.

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