[ Wednesday, May 10, 2006 ]


Medical Identity Theft: You've read my bleatings about the fact that the valuable jewels in most medical records aren't medical information, but personal information that could be useful in an identity theft situation. That doesn't mean that there's no such thing as medical identity theft. It is there, represents a potential financial benefit for those who could use the information for financial gain (the best example is an insurance company that refuses to issue a policy to an individual on account of medical information), and even more so, represents a potential danger to the life or health of the individual. Improper access to an individual's medical identity, including the addition or removal of information, can kill. More here.

Jeff [12:58 PM]

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