Not a day goes by without a discussion of the rapid increase in data breaches impacting the healthcare industry. Information and statistics in this regard are inescapable.

For instance, the so-called “Wall of Shame,” which is the public posting of breaches, recently crossed the 2,000 breach threshold. The Wall of Shame first came online in 2009 and took almost five years to hit the 1,000 barrier, but just needed another three years to hit 2,000. Clearly, the data show more breaches are happening more frequently.

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