As electronic health record (EHR) use increases identity theft is not just a financial issue but a quality of care issue as incorrect demographic, diagnosis and treatment data can be in a patient’s EHR.
"As the Affordable Care Act encourages the move to electronic [health] records, the health care industry has an opportunity to improve public health and combat medical identity theft with forward-looking policies and the strategic use of technology."The AG's report outlines a number of steps to combat the identity theft problem including "forward-looking policies and the strategic use of technology." One such technology is SaaS analytics services to proactively detect patient data privacy breaches, even by authorized users.
- Kamala Harris, California State Attorney General
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(a) California AG Releases Report on Curbing Medical Identity Theft - www.CaliforniaHealthLine.org, 10/22/2013