medical identity theft


March 26, 2010  2:52 PM

Update on Medical Identity Theft

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, information security, medical identity theft

A report released by Javelin (requires an expensive membership) has updated statistics for 2008: There were more than 275,000 cases in the U.S. last year of medical information theft, twice the number in 2008, The average fraud cost...

February 26, 2010  7:25 PM

Health Care Breaches and Third Party Associates

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, DataManagement, Identity theft, information security, information security policy, medical identity theft

The Department of Health and Human Services has posted a list of the covered entities, (i.e., those that come under HIPAA regulations) that have reported health information data breaches...

February 17, 2009  6:44 PM

“Electronic Medical Records” or “Ready – Fire – Aim!”

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Compliance, data security, HIPAA, medical identity theft, Privacy

What happens when we build a national database, with everyone's health records? Will everyone get better, less expensive healthcare? That's the impetus for funding a portion of the stimulus bill to push more health providers into the electronic age. There are three items to consider, and they...


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