In an earlier blog, I wrote about Medical Identity theft and the disastrous consequences it can have for patients as well as healthcare providers. The video below shows a real life example of what can happen to an individual if his/her medical identity is stolen.
This case is just one among the 300,000 individuals in the US who are victims of this crime every year. The alarming growth in medical identity theft/ fraud is a serious cause for concern. It is really incumbent upon consumers as well as their healthcare providers to be vigilant about their health information/medical data and take appropriate steps to protect their medical identity. Here are some steps that consumers can take to prevent or minimize the risk of medical identity theft.
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Sameer Sule, is a healthcare technology consultant at Kinara Insights, a company focused on helping healthcare providers like dentists and doctors secure and protect their confidential patient data through the optimal combination of technologies, policies and procedures. He helps his clients develop affordable technology strategies to lower IT costs, reduce practice downtime, increase efficiency, and improve quality of patient care.
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