Thursday, June 18, 2015

Medical ID Theft at Record Levels

Medical ID has risen by 22 percent since last year, according t a study by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA). Unfortunately, medical identity theft victims can expect to pay upwards of $13,500 to resolve this type of crime.

The reputational impacts of medical identity theft for provider organizations is huge said Ann Patterson, senior vice president and program director for MIFA. The study also found that 50 percent of consumers would find another healthcare provider if they were concerned about the security of their medical records.

"50 percent of consumers would find another healthcare provider if they were concerned about the security of their medical records."
- Healthcare IT News
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Sources:
(a) Medical identity theft hits all-time high - www.HealthcareITnews.com, 06/17/2015

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