Tag Archives | Medical ID Theft

Data Breach & C-Suite

During the recent webinar hosted by AHA and ID Experts about the recent Ponemon study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, Michael Boyd had a great slide titled “But How Do I Convince Anyone.”  Boyd also told a story, and I’m paraphrasing, that after their data breach the CEO of Providence told the organization he […]

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Cyber Insurance for Healthcare? What’s the best fit.

Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking at cyber insurance to help in managing privacy breach risks; this article discusses reasons why the Beazley Breach Response program may not be a good fit for many healthcare organizations which have it.  I believe we provide credit where it is due, and also discuss the finer points of responding […]

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New Healthcare Scams & Medical ID Theft warns RI Attorney General Kilmartin

The Attorney General of Rhode Island, Peter F. Kilmartin, has warned people of a new Medicare fraud and medical ID theft scheme sweeping his state and our nation.  The scheme involves anonymous phone calls from people claiming to be with the federal government who want to “verify information” under the newly passed ACA (Affordable Care […]

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Medical Records Safe From Data Breach?

Dr. Deborah Peel, founder of Patient Privacy Rights, recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal. In it, she describes how the promise of electronic medical records may be impeded because of patients’ fears that their personal health information will be shared with others outside of their healthcare provider. Her perspective is one that […]

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Data Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise

by Doug Pollack An article published by the Wall Street Journal titled “Are Your Medical Records at Risk; Amid Spate of Security Lapses, Health-Care Industry Weighs Privacy Against Quality Care” discusses the growing incidents of data breaches and contributing factors within the health care world. The article highlights the extent of this problem as follows: […]

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