Posts Tagged: identity theft

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Medical identity theft hits all-time high. Healthcare IT News, June 17, 2015. Medical identity theft has increased 22% from just last year. 2) Wayne State names dean of medical school, adds position to be… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Electronic Medical Records Are Latest Target for Identity Thieves. NBC News, May 28, 2015. Electronic medical records provide all of the sensitive information required for thieves to take out loans, get passports or make… Read the rest »

Many practices are not ready to deal with patients who refuse to share basic information such as a copy of their driver’s license. After Anthem and other large scale health care breaches, many patients are becoming more and more hesitant to share their information with their doctors. If Anthem can be hacked, so can your… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Medical identity theft sees sharp uptick. Healthcare IT News, February 25, 2015. The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22% over the past year. 2) Paging Physician Assistants as Obamacare… Read the rest »

With ObamaCare around the corner, doctor’s offices are ¬†likely to have many new patients and expanding offices. ¬† In this ever changing environment, it is easier for some patients to take someone’s identity. “Medical identity theft is a growing problem, but many of the victims know the thief and do not want to report him… Read the rest »