Search Tag: medical identity theft

IT Management

Medical Mix Up? Patient Identity

2016 25 Jan

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) is supposed to make coordination between care teams easier, resulting in a better patient experience. It's therefore important for hospitals to ensure that patients' records are correct — ie, no erroneous entries. However, errors in typing in names and numbers are rather common, given that many different... Read more

IT Management

Medical Identity Theft: Victims Pay The Price For Years

2015 03 Mar

A November 2014 survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute estimates that 2.32 million Americans have been victimised by medical identity theft, with nearly a quarter of the thefts occurring in 2014 alone. Surveyed victims paid, on average, more than $13,000 in out-of-pocket costs to resolve the fraudulent activity, amounting to more than $20 billion... Read more