In April 2020 alone, there were an astonishing 37 data breaches affecting 500 or more records each, falling close to the 2019 average of 41.9 data breaches each month.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), provides standards for protecting patient medical information. In conjunction with HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid have requirements for prescriptions. Both regulations cover not only paper documents and digital records but also printed records. Every prescription printed is subject to Medicare and HIPAA regulations.