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Larger hospitals and those with major teaching status are the most at-risk for a data breach, according to a Monday report by the Journal of the American Medical Association recent JAMA research report found. The report highlights why institutions with greater access to data are being targeted by hackers.

There were 216 hospitals included in the 1,798 breaches that occurred between Oct. 21, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2016 — and more than a third were teaching hospitals. Additionally, 33 hospitals, or 15 percent, reported more than one breach. Of the 141 affected acute care hospitals, 52 were major academic medical centers.

Also, about 20,000 patients were affected in 24 of the 216 breached hospitals, and six hospitals had over 60,000 breached patient records.

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