Limit Your Digital Health Profile to Help Protect Against Identity Theft

In the medical field, accurate and comprehensive patient data is critical for health professionals to provide adequate care. As medical organizations have moved their data infrastructures online, doctors and nurses are able to share information easily and quickly. While these technological developments allow for better healthcare, consumers may be more at risk due to the potential loss, theft, or sale of their personal health information

One of the main threats posed by a comprehensive medical record is medical identity theft, which occurs when someone uses an individual’s name and personal identity to fraudulently receive healthcare. In 2014, more than 2.3 million adult Americans or their close family members became medical identity theft victims, an increase of about 22 percent from the year previous….

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