Except for 2015, the number of health data breaches of 500 records or more has risen each year from 199 instances in 2010, to 344 instances in 2017. Data breaches occurred for data on desktop computers, electronic health records (EHRs), email, laptops, network servers, or hard-copy media (paper or film). Breach types ranged from computer hacking or an information technology (IT) incident, improper disposal of records, loss, theft, and unauthorized access or disclosure. These findings were reported in “Temporal Trends and Characteristics of Reportable Health Data Breaches, 2010-2017” by Thomas H. McCoy Jr, M.D.; and Roy H . . .