What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

by ID Experts

Medical Identity Theft

I was talking to a news reporter a few days ago about the risks of a breach of patient medical records and she asked:

“What’s the worst thing that can happen???”

My response was to tell her about the potential for medical identity theft and medical fraud.

A few days have gone by and I have read several news articles and reports that prompted me to reflect on the answer I gave. Some of these articles covered topics such as: … Continue Reading

The Upside of Electronic Health Records – Will This Be Possible?

by Robert Siciliano


In a world where a Twitter tweet can be heard around the world instantly, a friend’s video on YouTube can go viral overnight, and you can speak to anyone online across the globe without using a phone, it seems backwards that the local hospital may still be keeping your medical information in a filing cabinet. This situation is starting to change, however, as healthcare providers around the world introduce increasingly sophisticated IT systems to securely store and share patient data. … Continue Reading

The Growing Threat of Medical Identity Theft

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.


The economic stimulus bill of 2009 includes $2 billion to develop a national system of electronic medical records. Although this bill streamlines the healthcare process and makes sharing information between doctors and healthcare facilities faster and easier, the potential for medical identity theft is becoming an even larger threat.
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Classification to Mitigation: What You Need to Know about the Multiple Faces of Identity Theft



Identity theft is a term now common in the American vernacular. Though the term is familiar, what it represents is often misunderstood by large segments of the consumer population. Many people commonly associate the term with someone making illegal use of a credit card number. … Continue Reading

Financial Medical Identity Theft



When most people think of identity theft, they only imagine the financial implications of someone opening up credit cards or writing bad checks. However, there is a whole world of ways that these creative thieves can use a victim’s personal information. One of those ways is medical identity theft and even within this subset of crime there are even more typed of crimes to be committed. One of those is what is called financial identity theft.

Examples of this type of fraud would include a hospital or a doctor billing you for medical services given to another person. … Continue Reading

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