Should we all just post our most personal health data on our Facebook pages? Seems like keeping it confidential gets more difficult for the health care industry every day.

Kaiser Permanente, along with Stanford University researchers, reviewed data on breaches affecting the information of at least 500 individuals from 2010 to 2013. The upshot: breaches increased from 214 in 2010 to 265 in 2013. The number of records involved grew from 5.1 million to 9 million.

 But simply looking at the contrast between 2010 and 2013 does not tell the whole story.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.