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Medical Identity Theft and HIPAA

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

On Wednesday the Queens Gazette ran a report on medical identity theft.
This certainly is an issue of concern. I blogged about medical identity theft earlier this year.
Combining identity theft with unauthorized access to medical information certainly can lead to magnified repercussions beyond wrecked credit ratings and hundreds of hours spent trying to clean up all the damage a criminal can do with personally identifiable information (PII). The potential increases for further abusing and horribly impacting the involved individuals, metally, physically and financially, by having access to their prescription information, insurance information, physician information, medical history, and everything else involved.