BLS_web_ad_300x250_V3B
Lock_Lord_Web_tile_IAPP-300x250-animated
CM300x250
Webcon_PA_300x250_ad_MARCH_2015-01

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the prevalence of medical identity theft in the U.S. Joanna Saenz, for example, recently opened a bill for services rendered during the birth of her daughter at a Nebraska hospital, but she'd never had a daughter; her Social Security card had been stolen 10 years prior. The Federal Trade Commission spoke to a group of consumer advocates on the topic at Temple University recently, a day before two nearby health insurers reported losing the medical records of more than 280,000 people. An FTC lawyer said, "It's certainly a significant problem. It can turn people's worlds upside down." Meanwhile, an Ohio hospital has informed one patient that four employees inappropriately accessed his medical records.
Full Story

0 Comments

If you want to comment on this post, you need to login

Related