Medical Identity theft is one of the fastest growing areas of organized crime.
It can affect individuals:
- Financial and credit.
- Inaccurate information added to your medical record.
- Extortion of your personal health information.
- False information can threaten your family or your employment.
It can affect health service providers:
- Stolen identities of health service providers is used to set up fake clinics in their names and bill against stolen patient identities.
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- Helps to reduce medication errors in healthcare.
- Avoid providing services to fraudulent patients – ask for picture ID when you register a patient.
- Improve your technical safeguards – budget for electronic data security investment.
- Become aware of the risks and educate your staff.
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